The Power of Storytelling

If words and stories hold such an incredible amount of power, it continues to confuse me why language or writing degrees are regarded as wastes of money by so many. When I think about life in general, I can find nothing more powerful than that of a story. Every belief I have started as aContinue reading “The Power of Storytelling”

Why Saying “I’m Fascinated with” D.I.D. isn’t Supportive

The first time I heard this phrase, I wasn’t offended… I actually felt a little supported and happy. I’d never heard any type of support around my D.I.D. before and until the year I came out, only my partner at the time was aware of the other alters I shared a body with. So, IContinue reading “Why Saying “I’m Fascinated with” D.I.D. isn’t Supportive”

Dear Therapists #2– Labels are Slowly Killing Progress

Even if it’s insisted that the labels are only for insurance purposes, they pack more of a punch than to be dismissed. These labels that are claimed to be just a way of identifying which code to use in paperwork and determine monetary matters have stories woven behind them. Generations worth of stigma, shame, andContinue reading “Dear Therapists #2– Labels are Slowly Killing Progress”

How Our First Pride Set Us Free

Motor City Pride happened this past weekend in Detroit, and was our first time attending a pride event. We’ve battled for the last few years to understand our gender and sexuality. We feared we weren’t truly trans because we didn’t want to transition from one end of the binary to another and hadn’t seen muchContinue reading “How Our First Pride Set Us Free”

Why Therapy is Sometimes Harmful for Those with D.I.D.

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, wherever this finds you. This is a subject that’s been on my mind a lot these days. It’s something I have questioned my own opinion on and second guessed time and time again. After all, therapy is something pretty widely known to be beneficial, and a testament to oneselfContinue reading “Why Therapy is Sometimes Harmful for Those with D.I.D.”

Dear Therapists #1- On “Gatekeepers”

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot on where the assumptions I get about our healing process come from. I remember days before I had a name for our experience, feeling more free, less inclined to feel that there’s a right or a wrong way to go about being myself or healing my past hurts andContinue reading “Dear Therapists #1- On “Gatekeepers””

Help Us Create the World’s First Community Center for Those with D.I.D.

A few years have passed since we started having a dream to make a physical community space for people like us, and a lot has changed as we’ve realized we have a lot to learn to make this dream a reality. But regardless of how much we’ve had to rethink the way we go aboutContinue reading “Help Us Create the World’s First Community Center for Those with D.I.D.”

Inspiration as a Guide to Self

A life spent sharing a body with others in my system has led to an existence that constantly changes and evolves. Not as your typical person does, but in a way where we all change and grow and learn simultaneously… and at times end up becoming passionate about differing things. As much as we tryContinue reading “Inspiration as a Guide to Self”

Finding How to Speak Again

The last three years have been by far the most strange, painful, and beautiful years of my life. I know at the ripe old age of twenty-seven, that’s not saying much compared to others… but still, it’s there. In the fall of 2017, my life as I knew it fell apart. In the fall ofContinue reading “Finding How to Speak Again”