disabilityfest → Silk // Cindy Moon + anxiety
After spending a decade alone in a bunker Cindy has difficulty adjusting to life in the outside world. The commotion and clamor of the city is overwhelming, her family is missing, and she can’t seem to get this superhero business right. While she may act like she’s fine, Cindy is bursting at the seams with anxiety. Her spider powers only complicate things. Combined with her anxiety, Cindy’s ‘silk sense’ goes haywire causing false alarms and sensory overload.
[image description: a photo set of of Cindy Moon aka Silk from Marvel comics. Featured are panels where Cindy’s ‘silk sense’ is malfunctioning and several conversations about her anxiety. In the first conversation Reed Richards gives Cindy his professional medical advice, as well as some personal insight.
Richards: I ran every test I could think of. There’s nothing wrong with you. Not physically. Is there any history of anxiety in your family?
Cindy: No, but I’m sure this isn’t–
Richards: Anxiety is perfectly normal. It’s your body sending your mind a message–
Cindy: Have you ever had it?
Richards: My body can stretch all around this building. Its natural state is a giant puddle of, well, me. It takes everything I have to hold myself together.
Later Reed then recommends Cindy to a psychiatrist.
Richards: This is the name of a psychiatrist, Dr. Sinclair. She and I went to Colombia together. Her patients all have secret identities. She’s very discreet.
Cindy: Right but I don’t think–
Richards: Consider it a way to get a second opinion, then.
The last conversation is between Cindy and her friend Lola at a bar. Cindy tentatively broaches the subject of anxiety.
Cindy: Lola…Do I ever seem anxious to you?
Lola: Not really. Do you feel anxious?
Cindy: I’m dancing. Anxious people can’t dance. Right?
Lola: Pretty sure that’s not how that works.]
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