#94 – Pruitt Pride 2019
Just over 18 months ago we did our public ” Coming Out ” about our Dissociative Identity Disorder (DiD) . If you missed that you can find it here >> Altered Reality << . That was a huge step for us, and one that not a single one of us regret. Our lives have all been changed for the better in so many ways, both individually and as a system as a whole. We have been able to not only identify as individuals, but to be treated and seen as separate individuals as well. We still get the occasional moments of being called Nak, or in my case, being called Squish, when that is actually Elsbeth ” Beth ” , but we just brush it off and jokingly remind them of who is who. Everyone is human and slip ups happen, and lets face it, 11 years as Nakari / Squish to being 9 different people, is going to cause some confusion. For the most part tho, we don’t get that anymore.
The outpouring of support and encouragement that we got in those first few months from nearly everyone has been remarkable and overwhelming at times.
Once the big ” shock ” of it wore off, life became, for lack of a better word, normal. We built our own lives, some areas overlapping and others, not so much. We all have our own likes and dislikes, and tastes in pretty much, everything LOL.
In November of 2018, Squish and I , along with Troy Nelson, opened Music Speaks Management. Live music in SL is something we have both been extremely involved in as ” ninja snappers ” and it has been one hell of an adventure to go from snapping pictures to running the behind the scenes for, at current count, 13 performers !
The personal relationships and friendships that we have all found have been so phenomenal and supportive in so many ways. We would like to say thank you, to everyone who knew us before as Nakari , who have taken the time to get to know us all individually all over again, and to those who came into our lives after the coming out, who welcomed us into your lives with open arms.
~ WORN ~
Adults : Mossu – Festive / Jolly Sweaters
As for the rest of what is being worn in this picture .. I am not even going to figure that out tonight !