Lexia: Undergraduate Journal in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication

Memorializing Addicts


This digital article, crafted for WRTC 338: Genre Theory, explores several online memorials dedicated to individuals who have passed away due to drug overdose. By compassionately relaying the heartbreak of those left behind, and by sharing in a celebration of lives so tragically cut short, Gardner seeks to end the stigma associated with drug addiction and to return dignity to the individuals and families touched by addiction.

Course Number

WRTC 338

Course Title

Genre Theory

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