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A photo of me, as a child, and an excerpt of my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ depicting that time…

Me (Amanda Green) as a young child

So, here’s a photo of me as a young child…

And an excerpt from ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ …

‘Many doctors have asked me about my childhood and my earliest memories. And I always told them the same thing: one of my earliest

……Continue reading A photo of me, as a child, and an excerpt of my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ depicting that time…

A picture paints a… Photo of me as a baby of eight months and excerpt from my first memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ of about that time

Me aged 8 months

I have never shared any photos of me (well not my face anyway) and Amanda Green is my pen name, but I thought it was about time to put picture to story and share one of me when I was a baby. In this photo I was just eight months

……Continue reading A picture paints a… Photo of me as a baby of eight months and excerpt from my first memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ of about that time

Self harm and cutting – an excerpt from my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

An excerpt from my memoir….

It was a whole seventeen years later, in 2006, I rediscovered the rape as I searched through my diaries while undergoing therapy for my depression. I felt uneasy about myself when I read about this incident with Vinnie, as if I were reading the diary of someone else, with her

……Continue reading Self harm and cutting – an excerpt from my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

My eating disorder – an excerpt from my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

When I was fifteen I looked in the mirror and saw someone else.

Me aged 17 getting better

I was growing up. It was Dad who had to explain about periods and buy me my first sanitary towels. Imagine that?

But it wasn’t just that.

In the mirror, it wasn’t those changes I saw.

……Continue reading My eating disorder – an excerpt from my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is debilitating but I used it to my advantage

I have kept every little memento of my life: in depth diaries, airline tickets, photos, letters, emails, text messages, cinema tickets and notes from people – everything and anything. I always had an inkling from a young age that my life was different, and that I might one day write my story. But it wasn’t

……Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is debilitating but I used it to my advantage

A Journal entry from 2009, showing just how bad BPD, depression and anxiety got for me and my relationships

A Journal entry from 2009, from my memoir ’39’ CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON AMAZON

THIS CONTAINS SOME OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE BEING AN UNEDITED JOURNAL. DO NOT BE PUT OFF! THE BOOK CONTAINS FAR LESS, AS IT IS MOSTLY NARRATIVE, BUT IT DOES CONTAIN SOME SEXUAL SCENES

Lying on my single bed in my cold, damp

……Continue reading A Journal entry from 2009, showing just how bad BPD, depression and anxiety got for me and my relationships