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Diagnosis accumulator or whack a mole

I’m not sure as time progresses that this blog can really be about addiction. I am seeing the local drugs and alcohol team again today in the aftermath of coming off codeine and my continuing issues with alcohol and self harm. 298 more words

Aspergers

Reflection on Reflection #1

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
– uncertain origin*

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*Commonly attributed to Aldous Huxley.

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Body Dysphoria

Ambiguous Androgyny (Part 2): Deconstructing an Optical Illusion

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Part 1: Recognizing an Optical Illusion
~ Part 2 in the Ambiguous Androgyny series ~
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“Are you watching closely?”
– Alfred Borden (The Prestige, 2006)

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Gender

Ambiguous Androgyny (Part 1): Recognizing an Optical Illusion

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~ Part 1 in the Ambiguous Androgyny series ~
Part 2: Deconstructing an Optical Illusion
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Despite my detailed descriptions of the anatomic dysphoria associated with gender dysphoria, it has remained very difficult for me to explain my experience to other people in a way that is concrete and understandable to them. 2,848 more words

Gender

Getting through the summer

Still getting through the summer slowly, doing my best to be a Mum – baking cakes, paddling pools, crafty adventures, experiments. It’s not my best summer but it’s not as bad as it could be. 277 more words

Aspergers

The other stuff that's been going on

Still surprised at being trolled. It is a feature of Autism that people with the condition can be a bit blunt but once someone is an adult I am afraid I do not buy that excuse. 1,211 more words

Aspergers

"Gender Identity" Needs To Disappear

I have spent much of the past two years researching gender dysphoria and exploring what it means to be transgender. This process has often been frustrating and confusing, as I have had considerable difficulty reconciling my intense physical dysphoria related to the female aspects of my body with the absence of any internal sense of “gender identity”. 4,907 more words

Gender