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Project: Sister

Today is National Sibling Day.

Sisters

Just another reminder that I no longer have one…..

Did you know that the “Bumble” app has an option to search for a BFF????

Well, I’ve decided to use the app to find a new sister. I’m not ashamed to admit that two years later there is still a hole in my life. I’ve also lost a lot of close friends because of my epilepsy: life moves on, however my inconsistent health keeps me in the slow lane; my friends become closer to each other while I remain distant and as much as I love my boyfriend, I miss having girl time.

I also miss having a sister. 

I’m also not ashamed to admit that I find it incredibly upsetting that I haven’t been able to make friends at work. Having worked within my department for six months, the only impression I’ve made is one of a sick black girl full of attitude. I’m like the Kanye West of the team:

Kanye West

(except with a disability……).
So I’ve decided to try out Bumble. I did initially try it out for dating before meeting my boyfriend and just like my friends found it an EPIC FAIL – I’m hoping that Project: Sister will be more successful…

Anxious

I’ve already matched up with two BFFs, which means two potential new sisters LOL. I’ll keep y’all posted of course! 

xoxo

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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