Archive for Video

Review: INSiDE short film

YouTube has a fascinating movie called “INSiDE” that was recommended on Secret Shadow’s blog.

It is about 5 minutes long, and it is a representation of MPD/DID. I hesitate to even write anything here because it rather speaks for itself. But the ending – excellent. You gotta see it.

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Review: Yes “The Ancients” and the Selves Who Wait for Me

I wrote an essay on switching last year. It ended with the realization that, as always, I/Cami am the last to know anything. That my inability to make a decision is based on more than my thoughts. That *I* was the last to know that I am not alone in here.

Then I heard my life in song and saw it in video.

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Review: “Expressions of DID” – (Wo)Men Speak Out

I ran across a good video about DID that Gudrun Frerich posted on her Facebook page – with a link to a video on YouTube called “Expressions of DID.

The video is plain (but in a good way), and gives a good idea what it feels like hiding this from others, and also from yourself. In my opinion, it doesn’t have the same impact as “Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder‘ that I reviewed here, but it is still attempts to be educational from the inside perspective.

The video comes from a website called The Infinite Mind that is dedicated to removing the stigma of DID and educate others. It is different from typical sites and blogs in that they provide services related to education. Here is some information from their services page:

An Infinite Mind’s mission is to educate and advocate for people with trauma based dissociation with a primary focus on Dissociative Identity Disorder by reaching out to a variety of public institutions, and professional organizations. We consult with professional trauma organizations to provide insight and feedback into the realities of DID. We write articles for survivor journals and magazines, appear in local and national media, and speak at a variety of community and professional events in an effort to spread awareness and inspire change. We provide speakers on the topic of DID as well as related mental health issues. If you are in need of a speaker, please contact us to see how we can help you.

So, the link is here to help build up their reader base, and hopefully we will see more information there in the future.

Review: “Dissociative Identity Disorder” Video by sk89q

I just exchanged emails with a guy with the online alias sk89q who posted a video on YouTube. He had created a video on DID for a psychology project, but was unable to finish it before the deadline. I am pleased he presented and uploaded the unfinished video anyway. (Direct link here and embedded video below.)

The video is stark and powerful. Informative, and nonjudgmental. It is also not triggering.

But what captured me/us is the way he created the video – it reflects how DID feels to those of us with it.

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Why I started this weblog

I have a story inside me. One that took nearly 40 years to construct, even though I am still small inside.

I have had no voice since I was small. My cousins stole my voice. They silenced me with threats. In exchange for letting me tag along with them, as everyone made them do, they decided to abuse me. And if I told, my grandmother would blame me; that she would no longer love me.

<In a child’s mind, there is no adult logic.>

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