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Anchor

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Losing my family

Losing my identity?

Losing my grip on reality

Nobody has answers

No friend nor pastor

To help end this faster

Where to turn?

This hole they’ve left burns

As the anger and paranoia spurns

And I fall to my knees

Sobbing my pleas

To the one who hears and sees

Praying for a way

To make it through the day

To wake up come what may

What the future holds

Only He knows

What else life throws

His hand reaches out

Diminishing my doubt

And I know I can’t do without

His unfailing love

My friend from above

Always to behold and love

And alas! I feel a calm

Feel safe and warm

And feel my sanity reform

Then He lifts me tall

I no longer feel small

Because He is my everything and all

Author:

I’m Cece Alexandra and I have Epilepsy. Since being diagnosed, my life has changed significantly. After studying and teaching Humanities and Literature for all of my adult life, I was bullied and lost my job a month before qualifying to become an English Teacher. Once you fail the Teacher Training course in England, you cannot ever retrain; I then became too sick to work because of my Epilepsy. I am now currently studying an MSc in Mental Health Psychology with the University of Liverpool. My disability provokes me into raising awareness for invisible disabilities, which I also actively partake in with Epilepsy Action. Part of that awareness is to help fight against invisible disability discrimination - I believe that this behaviour is not cognitively unconscious; modern society is actively partaking in a hierarchy of disabilities and I believe that there is not enough psychological research to prove this. I am also clinically interested in Cultural Psychology - particularly Collectivist Culture, and wish to pursue this further in my academic career.

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