Tag: neurodiversity

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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Life and Death – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Life and Death - Charlotte Farhan

    Life and Death – Charlotte Farhan – Death plagues my mind with unexplained solutions the reconciliation is not within reach life is filled with plans for executions this fear you can not unteach. – We are told it is a circle something…

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Introspection – Art and Philosophy by Charlotte Farhan

Introspection - By Charlotte Farhan

      Are there two worlds, one physical and one mental? Can we experience both with a conscious awareness?  What is introspection and how does one use it? These questions were “in my mind” when creating this piece of art, as a student…

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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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Somewhere Among the Clouds – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Somewhere Among the Clouds - By Charlotte Farhan

Somewhere Among the Clouds – By Charlotte Farhan – Somewhere among the clouds my mind reflects back at me creating faces in moments telling stories with whipped cream floating overhead they enshroud changing colours of our family tree searching for every branches atonement shadows…

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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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Impairment of Autonomy – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Impairment of Autonomy - by Charlotte Farhan

Impairment of Autonomy – by Charlotte Farhan   Is my mind my own is it attached or detached or am I simply a drone, a body mismatched, it feels like thought control, a disturbance in beliefs, torturous to my soul, this pondering brings no…

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The importance of safe spaces and how to understand them better – Link You Life

Safe Space - By Charlotte Farhan

A safe space is somewhere where hate speech and prejudice is not permitted. This term began to be widely understood in educational institutions and began as a space for the LGBTQ community, to be free of persecution and being silenced by heterosexual privilege. Now…

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Jenny’s Suicide Gave me a Reason to Stay Alive – By Charlotte Farhan

That day – 14 years ago, was seared upon my memory, Mohammed and I had decided to do our Christmas shopping and my mood was merry and our arms were tired from our bounty of goodies we had bought. Mohammed had been a bit subdued,…

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Halloween and the stigmatisation of mental illness

It is that time of year again – All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween is upon us and has been all weekend, it is a celebration, a ritual and a chance to party with friends, adorning costumes and different personas for one night. With the nights drawing…

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