Tag: agoraphobia

A Kind of Healing – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

A Kind of Healing - By Charlotte Farhan

  A Kind of Healing – By Charlotte Farhan – smoke into the night smoke into the morning remove feeling numb a kind of healing – memories clutter dreams smudge nightmares form creating other worlds mirrors reflecting the storm – shackled to distraction narratives…

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Our Journey so Far – Me and my Psychiatric Assistance Dog

me and amadeaus - by charlotte farhan

  This is our journey so far… Amadeus is a 13 month old standard poodle who is my psychiatric assistance dog and he is helping me gain some independence, access to the outside world, exercise and he also gives me things I can not…

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Ableism and Fertility – When online support groups turn against the vulnerable

Last Friday I woke up in my usual state of anxiety and dissociation, having spent what seemed like a life time of nightmares that night – when I had finally focused my mind on the day ahead my heart felt heavy and my mind…

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“I am Fine” the mantra of unseen illness – By Charlotte Farhan

I am fine…. I AM FINE! I. AM. FINE.  However which way I say these three words they are always a lie. Not a vicious deceitful lie, but a lie which serves me well whilst simultaneously crushing me emotionally; with each utterance. This little…

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Growth – Art and Short Story – By Charlotte Farhan

Growth By Charlotte Farhan

  Growth – A short story by Charlotte Farhan   Hope was a young woman who carried around sadness, as if it were a suitcase of old belongings she had lost the key for a long time ago. Hope wanted to be free of…

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Fragile – Illustration and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Fragile - By Charlotte Farhan

Fragile – My emotions are encased in glass, self preservation enclosed them there, in a mason jar for safe keeping, fear like a snake in the grass, infectious despair simply to scare, in my jar I am left weeping. – Fragility is never a…

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Am I Real -Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Am I real - By Charlotte Farhan

Am I Real – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan – Looking at depersonalization .

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Clouding of Consciousness – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Clouding of Consciousness by Charlotte Farhan

Clouding of consciousness, adaptive defence kicks in, my mind is filled with fogginess, thoughts start to fade into rottenness, no longer within my own skin. I left me so I could survive, muted and distorted, reality and make-believe collide, identities become contorted, memories remain…

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Make it Stop – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Make it Stop - Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Waking up, whipping eyelids open in panic, heartbeats pound at my chest, a frame of mind completely manic, inside is emptiness, depressed, with nausea rising as if volcanic, anxieties flood and infest, unwanted thoughts, borderline satanic, the compulsions arise, obsessed, a lump in my…

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Being Disabled in an Able Constructed World

Charlotte Farhan

Since opening my eyes to the injustices I face on a daily basis and deciding to speak out, stand up and create change, it has been a rude awakening with an upward struggle of epic proportions. When you realise the discrimination which is faced…

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