this is perhaps going to sound ridiculously obvious, but I was just searching around for possible conferences relevant to my interests, and i discovered an interdisciplinary conference that was about diversity and i realised that that is a broad descriptor of what i am researching. it's been frustrating trying to find what possible broad heading my interests would come under, and i knew it was interdisciplinary, but that's IT! of course, it's so much more specific than that - it's looking at the language of those who defend the stigmatised.
der. i know, it doesn't sound like a breakthrough, but it feels really grounding to interdisciplinary attention given to this issue, cos what i am doing is inherently interdisciplinary, it is really about diversity rather than being about race, or about mental health or about sexuality per se.