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”

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””