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Due to Tr!sha’s video drama, we’ve seen an uptick in phrases like “DID is living HELL how DARE you make fun of something that’s so horrible to live with!! This disorder makes life almost unlivable!”

This is a reminder that this rhetoric is harmful.

We’ve talked about this extensively in this video here:

But in short, repeating statements like that leads to sections of the community with #didosdd feel like they have to hit some benchmark of suffering to be valid.
The DID community is varied and that includes the severity of how we experience this disorder - some systems love each other despite the PTSD and get along as a group.

These phrases can leave these systems feelings alienated or unheard, or can create internalized stigma.
This also discounts healing. 2/3rds of the DID community chooses to not integrate, and live healthily & happily as systems.

Their life is not hell. To say life with #didosdd must always be hell is harmful, incorrect, and can leave systems feeling like happiness is out of reach.
We can be whole and be #multiple. We can be happy and be multiple. We can love each other and ourselves and be multiple.

#DissociativeIdentityDisorder isn’t a curse. It’s not living hell. It’s not worse than death.

We exist, we can be happy, and we can be proud of that.
This is probably the only time we’ll acknowledge the video - obviously, it was full of misinformation and is harmful bc of that. We believe it’s best to ignore those who put themselves at the center of attention. Other systems have already called her & her misinfo out wonderfully
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