fauxcyborg:

profoundly uncomfortable with the ahistorical claims that an official diagnosis is a sign of privilege when certain, official diagnoses have been used to control marginalized populations. 

to clarify: a diagnosis, in of itself, is not a thing. gender, racial, economic biases all will effect who is and who isn’t given a certain diagnosis.

a diagnosis itself can be used to control and subvert the autonomy of a person if they are labelled as non-compliant, one diagnosis can be used to prove that a person must be X or must NOT be Y and that may lead to decreased medical care over a lifetime. 

i h8 being in my twenties and trying to figure out who I am when I’m not allowing myself to define this search as one for authenticity out of some weird moral view that a search for authenticity is only done through using other people

i’d rather be kind than right but i also really really like being right

profoundly uncomfortable with the ahistorical claims that an official diagnosis is a sign of privilege when certain, official diagnoses have been used to control marginalized populations. 

What did you think of Emma Watson's speech?

I haven’t seen it! Like tbh my opinion on all celebrities talking about feminism is never particularly strong either way. 

I don’t believe in forgiveness or absolution for abusers, not really. 

But I am trying to be kind to myself and to forgive myself for my trauma, I am trying to be gentle with myself and with the world besides that. 

kiwisson replied to your post: my tattoo process is like, so hysteric…

chest pieces apparently suck less the bigger your boobs are??

well then i’m set!

Anonymous
Do you have any experience with EMDR therapy? My therapist and I have made tentative plans to start EMDR in the beginning of October and I'm so nervous.

fauxcyborg:

I’m sorry, no, I don’t. 

hey anon - several ppl in the notes apparently are open to being asked about EMDR!

my tattoo process is like, so hysterical for anyone watching because I shake like a small nervous dog till the minute the needle hits my skin and then apparently I become an ocean of unmoving calm

which I have to remember b/c I’m planning on getting a sternum piece and its gonna SUCK

Anonymous
Do you have any experience with EMDR therapy? My therapist and I have made tentative plans to start EMDR in the beginning of October and I'm so nervous.

I’m sorry, no, I don’t.