Tag: neurotypical privilege

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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Neuro-divergent me – A Poem by Charlotte Farhan

when I close my eyes - by Charlotte Farhan

Neuro-divergent me   There are parts of my brain, people call sick, inside things can’t configure – to the accepted standard. There were times when fitting me into a box, was a main concern. Or blame – who’s left her out too long too…

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Ableism: when educating people on their own struggles is harmful

Staying Silent - By Charlotte Farhan

This is not my usual post and contemplated not writing this at all, however the urge kept coming back and the reason for this was simple, I had been silenced and needed to be heard. Before I begin this is in no way a…

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The right to vote is great; but how about the ability? Neurodiversity

Have you ever thought of the fact that the voting system is a neuro-typical system which alienates many different people with varying abilities. I just want you to think about this…. If you don’t have to think of how you will be ABLE to…

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Being “bad child – crazy girl” in neurotypical education structures – the struggle for equal rights!

Throughout my life, education has been a stressful task; which only until recently – the cause of this stress and mistreatment became clear to me. My brain is not typical and the world is set to “typical” with regards to all its structures and…

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My open letter to MIND – The mental health charity; Dear Mind, please help me!

What you cannot see - by Charlotte Farhan

Dear Mind,   my name is Charlotte Farhan and I suffer from C-PTSD, BPD and Psychotic Depression, from these illnesses I then suffer as symptoms other illnesses such as derealisation, agoraphobia, OCD, GAD, BDD and adult ADHD.   I have been in the mental…

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Why is Severe Mental Illness left untreated in the NHS Mental Health Services

Art By Charlotte Farhan

The mental health system in the UK which is provided by the NHS is failing people like me everyday; so lets see why? Here is what the NHS have to say about accessing mental health services in the UK: Mental health, emotional wellbeing and…

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