We now have custom pronoun necklaces for genderfluid people, multiple systems, or anyone who uses more than one set of gender pronouns. Up to four different pronoun charms can be put on each necklace- flip them over and a different one will be showing in front, so you can change pronouns whenever you like.
We also have a bunch of new knit items, including Neurodiversity Pride rainbow infinity scarves, and other pride scarves.
Our other communication necklaces have been restocked, after several sold out when we were featured on the Artists and Autism facebook page. And we still have Neurodiversity necklaces.
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There is no language in itself, nor are there any linguistic universals, only a throng of dialects, patois, viperslangs, and specialized languages. There is no ideal speaker-listener, any more than there is a homogeneous linguistic community. Language is, in Weinreich’s words, “an essentially heterogeneous reality.” There is no mother tongue, only a power takeover by a dominant language within political multiplicity. Language stabilizes around a parish, a bishopric, a capital. It forms a bulb. It evolves by subterranean stems and flows, along river valleys or train tracks; it spreads like a patch of oil.
Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
DID is having holes in your life. What happened during most of primary school?Who are all these people I have pictures of, I’ve never met them in my life. I don’t remember buying this. I don’t remember saying that. No, sorry, I don’t remember that. That wasn’t me.
DID is having memories you can’t access. Who’s this person? What did they do to me? How could I erase entire sections of my life from my memory? More importantly, why?
DID is having memories that won’t leave you alone. I can still hear him coming up the stairs. Don’t move, he’ll hear you. Don’t speak, or you’ll have it coming. Don’t anger him, or he’ll hurt her. Don’t say that, or they’ll get you. They always do.
DID is always apologising. I’m sorry he yelled at you, I swear that wasn’t me. I’m sorry she said that to you, I swear I don’t believe that. I’m sorry she ruined your day. I’m sorry he hurt you. I’m sorry she’s not me.
DID is hating yourself, yourselves, for simply existing. I shouldn’t be like this. I shouldn’t be broken. Why am I this way? What did I do to deserve this? I would be better off dead. Why, why, why?
DID is having to share your life with several other people. Some of those people are cruel, and some are nice. Some will work with you, some against you. Some want everything, and some want nothing. But none of them are ever going to leave. You’ll always be stuck with them. You’ll never be alone, ever again.
I experience my queerness more as a project. I no longer feel like I need to tether myself to one particular way of being in the world. I identify as a queer, gender non-conforming femme. I’m not a boy. I’m not a girl. Most days, I feel more magical than can be captured in words or in gender norms.
"Tumblr makes DID seem a lot more common than it really is."
Let’s look at this assertion, with statistics!
First, exactly how common is DID? A pretty infamously tricky question – studies will throw numbers out as low as “never: DID isn’t real” to above 10%. I mean, you’re looking at a disorder that’s not only hugely stigmatized and thought not to exist even by plenty of psychologists, but whose purpose is often “to forget” and “to hide”, and which often results in huge amounts of denial and self-questioning even in folks who have been in therapy for years. I’m pretty astonished that anybody has managed even a ballpark figure.
Of course, not everyone with DID is gonna blog about it. Clearly there’s no statistics for this, so let’s just assume that only 1% of people with DID would actually ever talk about it on a blog. I feel like that’s a number that’s really too small, but just bear with me; I’m going with the smallest figures to prove my point. That’s 0.004% of the population who both has DID and would blog about it.
How many people are currently on tumblr? With all the sideblogs, community blogs, and long-dead accounts, it’s a bit of a tricky issue, but rough estimates seem to be 30 million to 50 million. Let’s take the lowest number of that again, 30 million.
0.004% of 30 million? 1,200. Twelve hundred.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t know a thousand systems on tumblr. Those who post on the DID tag seem to be a pretty tightly-knit but small group – I’d be surprised if I could name over 50 DID-focused blogs. That gives plenty of leeway for folks who do happen to blog about their DID every so often but don’t necessarily post to the tags.
For some reason, I’m really not seeing this overwhelming “trend of DID”. If anything, people should be asking where all the people with DID are, since there should probably be more.
And remember, I’m using the smallest estimates here. Get some slightly higher figures, like a 1% population prevalence of DID and a tumblr userbase of 50 million, and the expected number of blogs hops up to 5,000. And that’s all assuming that only 1% of people with DID would blog about it – a completely unfounded assumption that could very well be much higher given the particular demographics of tumblr-users.
Please reblog this post! for DID awareness day, I would like to make a list of DID related blogs. If you would like to be on it, please reblog this! I’m going to make the list later this evening (probably in about 15 hours or so) but if you reblog this after that I can always add you :) thanks so much!