Thank you so much to Sarah from Bipolar Bytes, for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I just started this blog 21 days ago, and it's been an incredible ride so far. I'm still just so geeked to be here! Thanks for letting me be a part of the party. Bloggers Recognition Award The purpose of this award … Continue reading Bloggers Recognition Award!
Share a Smile: I'm having difficulty figuring out what to share here, because most of the things that make me smile are photographs and such that I can't share on here, if I am to maintain anonymity. But I think I've figured it out. I recently watched the movie Hook with my kiddo, which I … Continue reading #LoveMe Challenge Day 11: Share a Smile
"I wish I could have..." I found this thought drifting through my head today, in regards to missing out on my education because I had inadequate support/understanding/treatment for my mental illness. I was talking to the sub about mathematics, until he glazed over because I had traveled out of his interest/knowledge area about it. I … Continue reading “I Wish I Could Have…” On Mathematics and Motivation
This is beautiful. Reblogging. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself so freely.
I made a post the other day entitled Paige. Well, Paige did. I'll try to ease you in here. I have Dissociative Identity Disorder. It is more commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, which is still a misnomer, but can at least give you a basic framework. I went through severe trauma as a child. … Continue reading On Dissociation and Multiple Identities: In Reference to “Paige”
Thank you so much for posting this.
Dear Person With Mental Illness,
You are not a monster. You are a valuable, unique, wonderful human being who deserves everything grand that this life has to offer. Come out of the shadows and stand proudly in who you are.
You are not damaged. You are WHOLE, regardless of having a mental illness. I like you the way you are. I wouldn’t change you. I see you differently than you see yourself. I am not afraid of you or your illness… I am amazed by you. I am amazed by your courage, willpower, gifts and talents. I accept you, and your worlds of light and darkness.
Some people just have a “neighborhood” in their mind and they never get lost. You have endless terrain to explore, but sometimes you take a wrong turn and can’t find your way home. I love your vast landscape and remember… we can make you…
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Update: There is a follow up blog post for this one, from me, (ananonymousoutsider, not Paige), that explains a lot. You can find the link here, or the post in my blog, titled "On Dissociation and Multiple Identities", on the home page or in my Mental Illness Category. Thanks. my name is Paige. i dont care if … Continue reading Paige
When I am suddenly hopping from one blog to another because the comment that I posted feels too important to not share, it's time to switch from commenting to posting. I am going to flesh out the original comment to contain a bit more background into the situation, and link to the two posts that … Continue reading Sex, Gender, Orientation, and the Role of Genetics
This was incredible. Thank you.
When it comes to disclosing one’s transgender status, I encourage my clients to think about it in terms of PRIVATE or SECRET. Some people are more private in general than others. Some people will tell others pretty much everything about their lives, while others try to keep most things private. Both are ok, as long as the individual is the one doing the deciding about what to keep private and what to share. Just as most things land on a spectrum, so does one’s feelings about exactly how private being transgender is. Some are “out and proud”, being the first in line to wave the transgender flag in the Trans* Pride parade. Others, on the other end of the spectrum, guard it like a deep, dark secret; one they feel could devastate them if others were to find out.
In my opinion, one can land on this spectrum based on…
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Well, the dismissive answer would be that this blog would be it. My closest friends and family know I have a blog, but they don't know the address and don't ask for it, respecting my need for a private outlet. Everything I write here has some element of being unable to be written anywhere else … Continue reading #LoveMe Challenge Day 10: Share a Secret