Hi, I’m Ash and I’m The Social-Pariah. I’m 23 and I’ve battled with mental health and chronic pain for as long as I can remember and this is a blog surrounding me, my knowledge, my experiences and resources I have found helpful. I am diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Fibromyalgia, a hiatus hernia and liver disease. Yay me, right?
I suppose this is where I’m supposed to indulge you with all with information about me, however my mental illness makes it exceedingly difficult to do so, as I often have no true sense of self, and I mirror most people I’m close to. Meaning I mirror things they like, how they present themselves etc. So I don’t just have one style when it comes to clothes, I can’t commit to one genre of music and I can’t tell you what I’ll be like tomorrow. I’m forever changing and I’m learning to love myself for it.
What I can tell you is that I’m a little bit of a geek, I love comics, tv and film. I like to think I’m quite intelligent (well, you can be the judge of that). I love dying my hair however I shaved it and dyed it so many times I’m trying to grow it out again. I love to sing, draw, colour and write. You guessed it I’m left handed too!
When I was 13 I spent a lot of time creating a safe space on social media for people who were bullied and/or suicidal, and I aspired to create a charity in order to continue supporting people however I was struggling with my own health and took a step back.
Obviously there is a lot more, which is to come. So why don’t you just savour this for now.