I can’t represent others my background is too privileged.

I have been thinking about the fact that I represent under privileged people in the system on the blog etc. I don’t think that I can do that any longer. I grew up in a privileged background in comparison to a lot of others. I grew up in a two-parent family in my childhood, my dad passed away when I was 21 so I was grown up. I didn’t have parents that were drug or alcohol addicts. I wasn’t abused as a child but only as an adult. I was treated badly by school, but I don’t see that as abuse. I didn’t have all the latest named stuff at school, but I also didn’t live in poverty. I’ve never had to work to stay out of poverty because disability benefits were set up for me as a teenager and that luckily has carried on. I have been sectioned and in an adult care home, but I have never been homeless etc. I can’t relate to the things that people like A went through. That means I cannot be in that role via the blog talking about stuff I haven’t been through regardless of what is going on out there. Others are just going to look at me as an over privileged up herself woman who has no idea.

Author: Diary of a Painfully Shy Introvert

A blog written by a female diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome but suspected PDA in more recent years. Musings of a Trainee Battleaxe was created to not only create awareness of the PDA part of the spectrum; but also to educate the public hopefully creating understanding in order to stop future generations being let down and labelled negatively. Disclaimer: There may be parts of this blog which viewers may find upsetting as it contains accounts of real life events which have been quite traumatic. However, it is all to help create a sense of understanding and combat the fear surrounding all aspects of mental illness and Pathological Avoidance Syndrome (a very little understood part of the autistic spectrum).

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