Marilyn Unmasked: deciphering my diversity

About me

Six months prior to making the decision to become a blogger I had had a Very Late Diagnosis of ASD – I think I can confidently say that 68 is very, very late. I wanted to share my experiences, the downs and the ups, over those 68 years. Fifty of those 68 years I spent in the revolving door of the mental health system, variously diagnosed with psychotic depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, sensory integration dysfunction, bipolar affective disorder with psychosis. Adding autism brought it to a nice, round six. Being a multiple of three, six is one of my good numbers. So I’m OK with that.
My coping strategies revolve around being creative: writing, artwork, photography, jewellery making, fabric and yarn crafts, gardening and garden design.

What I’ll be sharing

Images and Verses that capture and explore the mayhem, serenity, feelings and fears I’ve encountered

Thoughts about life on the spectrum and what I’ve experienced going around in the mental health system’s revolving door

How Creativity in its many forms, keeps me in Survival Mode, calms me through a Shutdown, and brings me gently out of Meltdown

Reflections on interesting or puzzling matters; Rants about what astounds or angers me; Reviews on useful books and gizmos

Travelling Therapy: enjoying all that the Earth has to offer and sharing through Photography and Words

Maz’s Marketplace: a showcase for the unique range of decorative and useful objects that I design and make

I’d be honoured if you shared my site with me.