Autism, identity and dissociation

I’ve never really known how I feel about dissociative identity disorder. It’s one of those things where if you don’t live it, you can’t possibly wrap your mind around it. You might be asking, um, it’s not May yet, why are you talking about a mental health issue? Well, because in this video, Donna Williams goes into detail about what it was like as a child with autism and about how she had different identities with different people. For one parent she was a child and for the other she was a condition, so she had two different types of identities with each of them. It’s really interesting the way she explains it, and really shed some light on autism and dissociative identity disorder for me.

The sound quality on the video isn’t all that great, and her voice fades away sometimes, but it’s definitely worth a watch.

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