About the Wallflower…

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” We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”  – Oscar Wilde 

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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.

XOXO

8 thoughts on “About the Wallflower…

    1. Hi Alisha,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read my thoughts! I really appreciate your encouragement and I’m delighted that you enjoyed it 🙂 all the best xoxo

  1. Wonderful read. Thank you for sharing as I did identify with a lot of u! Keep beautiful wallflower!!

  2. Hi Cece! It would be really cool to collaborate and work together on a project if you have the time and/or are interested. I can’t see a “contact” page on your blog so will leave my email here – runtalkrun@gmail.com if you’re interested! No worries at all if not. Jess x

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