Take off the Tape

take off the tape

Years ago someone who should have accepted me for who I am wrote a letter in which they described me to a family member as “damaged”.

It is a word that has haunted me.

So today, on International Women’s Day and in collaboration with MIND, I am taking off the tape.

Because I am not damaged.

I am different.

I suffered from depression for years because I couldn’t understand why my mind doesn’t work like everyone else’s.
I had a breakdown at 17 because of the overwhelming pressure to be someone I wasn’t.

I have Aspergers & an IQ of 162.
I have a Masters Degree in Psychology (with honours) & 2 postgraduate qualifications.
I am an ex Samaritan.
I am a Mama, an Aunt, a Daughter, a Sister, a Niece, a Cousin, a Friend.
I am a woman.
I am me.

And I think that me is a pretty good person to be.

take off the tape

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8 Comments

  • Reply March 8, 2016

    Nadia Marie

    You are fabulous and such an example of pure womanhood! I am honoured to be able to read your posts and engage with you on a daily basis via social media. Keep shining! Your light is beautiful and we need more of it in this world! xx

    • Reply March 8, 2016

      Ouissi

      Thank Nadia ;) I’m glad you didn’t think it was too much! Xx

  • Reply March 13, 2016

    Gina

    love this blog so much!!!! You have given me hope through your sweet posts and your zero waste ways to start my own blog. Thanks for being so wonderful and uplifting for me!

    • Reply March 13, 2016

      Ouissi

      Thank you Gina ;) you’ll have to let me know your blog address so I can visit! X

      • Reply March 13, 2016

        Gina

        Just starting, wont be for profit at least not now. More like a diary. Ill let you know <3

        • Reply March 13, 2016

          Ouissi

          I’ve blogged for 12 years or so and I’m only now thinking of blogging for profit ;) I’ve blogged to support my other work (felt sculptures and my book) but not directly made money off a blog. I’ve also blogged purely for me and just to share. Blogging is still valuable even if it isn’t monetarily so xx

  • Reply March 13, 2016

    Elaine

    Thank you xx

    • Reply March 13, 2016

      Ouissi

      You’re welcome Elaine…I hope it helped xx

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