Posted in Poetry

Product

I am a product of my mother

I am strong

I am resilient

I make mistakes

I am human

I love fiercely

I love to dance

I am disconnected from my own

Just like her

I am a product of my father

I love to eat

I loved to purge

I love to run

I love to drum

I see the darkness

I feel overwhelmed

I am disconnected from my parents

Just like him

Now I’m a product of myself

I am strong

I am resilient

I make mistakes

I am human

I love fiercely

I love to dance

I love to eat

I refuse to purge

I love to run

I miss the drums

I run from the darkness

When I feel overwhelmed

I stand alone but tall without my parents

(You can also check out my poetry page: http://allpoetry.com/Cece_Alex for more from me)

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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