Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Original Diary Introduction

My name is Marisa and I am the host of The Crew. I am the wife of 16 years to Charlie, mother of Kristie (14), Becca (11), Rachel (10), Daniel (8), and John (5). I also am a survivor of years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. In February of 1999 I was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), more commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). The Crew is all the parts of me who have made surviving and now healing a possibility. The diaries we have at (old blog site) tell about our life and the events that caused and encouraged this defense of sanity. Here we share the day to day walk toward health and wholeness as well as the normal everyday life of wife and mother. We have a very off-beat sense of humor and have worked hard to find the laughter and joys in everything, including the oddities of living life as a multiple. Here you can meet the members of The Crew and get to know us. You may even find that you can relate to some of our struggles. On the outside our life looks normal and few people know about The Crew. This is our life in our words. Perhaps a chance to change some of the stigma and myth surrounding mental illness and DID.

If you are interested in learning about DID, its causes or treatment you can check out this web site: DID Information.
All diary entries, unless otherwise noted, are copyrighted to Marisa Petra Feathers (a.k.a The Crew)© 2002. You are welcome to reprint or share any part of this diary. We ask only that you let us know and give credit to The Crew. Thank you for letting our life touch yours.