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A Time To Be Alive… Making It to Interpol

On Friday evening I went to see Interpol at Alexandra Palace. 

Apart from the fact that I could barely lift my arms, (I’m still suffering from muscle weakness in my upper body), you couldn’t tell that months ago I was so sick I couldn’t get out of bed. 

Interpol are one of my favourite bands of all time and back in June/ July, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be alive to see them. I’d bought the tickets to see them last year you see, before any of my major health issues had begun.

Yet on Friday, I danced like I didn’t have a care in the world 💜

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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