More Than Our Diagnosis
We are an army a thousand strong,
we will learn to overcome.
We are the living dead,
born to see the world
for what it really is.
But we can be more
than our diagnosis,
this is not our
This doesn’t have to be
our final breath,
depression is only a guest.
I won’t let this end in our deaths’.
For we are an army
a thousand strong,
I know together
we can overcome.
I wrote this 5 years ago and was the inspiration for the name of this blog.
It was one of the first poems I ever wrote that was so defiant in recovery and the realisation that I am more than my diagnosis/label.
I wrote it to talk to everyone suffering with a mental illness. A reminder we’re stronger than most. That we’re an army who can beat our illnesses.
It was inspired from the song Anthem by Superchick.
Follow My Blog
Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.
“We Are Inherently Abusive.”
Conflation of BPD and abusive, toxic behaviours is one of the hardest, most common stigmas to erase.
I have always found solace in art based hobbies. There is just something about art that allows me to relax. I have felt this way ever since I was a teenager. I remember sitting in art class at school, I’d be so focused on the work at hand; a drawing, piece of pottery, a Warhol pop art reproduction. In that hour I would completely zone out from the world around me.
So it has been a rough week for me. Lots of phone calls. Issues to be sorted out. But it is 7am here on a Saturday morning. Winter is here. I am freezing. I have my thick crocheted rainbow slipper socks on. I’m in bed. I have chill hop relaxing Lo-Fi music on.