Aug. 11th, 2016

lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
Hey guys, check it out!  One of my panels from Bring Me The Head of Phineas Gage! is on Wikipedia! (Don't worry, they got permission first.) How cool is that?
lb_lee: A tiny scribbly Rogan fleeing for his life with the big words, OH NO EMOTION (emotions)
So one thing that I notice multiples really not discussing much is death.  Like, I'll see people talking about integration as death as a rallying cry, but we rarely ACKNOWLEDGE that in everyday life.  That is, I have not met many systems who will actually say outright that a system member died.  "Split," "integrated," "left," "missing"... but never DEAD. (Unless the system member is still posthumously up and walking around, in which case folks seem a little more open about it.)

This is a revision of a post we made years ago, fixed up for the healthymultiplicity.com new index. )
lb_lee: A short-haired person flexing their muscles and declaring, "Queer trans multi proud!" (pride)
People will often talk about the closet as though it’s safer.  This has not been my experience; it’s merely a different set of risks, which I personally am less able to deal with.  For me, being out of the closet IS safer.

Another healthymultiplicity.com index post for revising )
lb_lee: A short-haired person flexing their muscles and declaring, "Queer trans multi proud!" (pride)
Let’s talk crazy chasers.  These are the creepy people who pursue a relationship with you (platonic or not) specifically because of your mental illness, diagnosis, or eccentricity.  There can be varying reasons–they want to “save” you, they think you’re more vulnerable to their predation, they have an extremely specific fetish–but it all boils down to creepery because it’s not really about YOU.  You’re just a container for your crazy, which is the only part they really care about.

Another healthymultiplicity article. I'm sorry guys there's going to be a bunch of these. )
lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)

People assume that self-identified multiples just accept their existence with no incredulity or skepticism whatsoever.  These people don’t know shit.
 

More healthymultiplicity.com posts, doo-de-doo-de-doo )
lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
Even in something like multiplicity, which is popularly considered an unbelievably florid mental illness, there is a hierarchy.  Having people in your head, that’s okay, but they have to be the RIGHT people, or you’re just… TOO crazy, I guess, and faking it for shits and giggles.

HM spam posts sing this song, doo-da doo-da! )
lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
One of the tropes you hear about multiples (or whatever Special Snowflake who’s too weird to exist) is that we want attention. I personally have rarely found it to be so. Most multiples I speak to are terrified, hiding behind anon screenames, dummy email accounts, and stating the absolute bare minimum they have to. They are PETRIFIED of being found out, petrified that they are faking or trying to usurp someone’s Very Serious Mental Illness.

I like HM in June, how about you? )
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