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About illusionofpurity

I am the founding member and only permanent member of the Illusion of Purity project. The project deals with life with psychological problems such as autism, manic depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder, ... and tries to use art to break the taboo about these disorders. Too many people suffer in silence because of the taboo and the many wrong stereotypes. Using art and speeches as a weapon against these taboos and stereotypes, this project aims to raise awareness about the true life with psychological problems. Additionally, a more philosophical and political undertone may appear throughout the project, although the main focus is mental health and the surrounding taboos. I myself have Asperger Syndrome, OCD/anxiety disorder and suffer from unipolar depression. Activism at this moment consists of mainly (but not solely) speeches and poetry. This may increase to include other activities in the future too. The project is based in Spain at the moment, my personal origins lie in Belgium.
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  2. catarina says:

    hi
    i have sent your link and i am waiting a response.
    this is the link my friend sent me of the association in Portugal:
    http://www.appda-lisboa.org.pt/
    APPDA – Lisboa, Associação Portuguesa para as Perturbações do Desenvolvimento e Autismo,
    NIPC 505713705
    Rua José Luis Garcia Rodrigues – Bairro Alto da Ajuda, 1300 LISBOA
    Tel.:351 21 361 62 50 | Fax.:351 361 62 59 | info@appda-lisboa.org.pt
    other data:

    Federação Portuguesa de Autismo
    Rua José Luis Garcia Rodrigues, Bairro do Alto da Ajuda • 1300-565 Lisboa
    Tel: 21 3616250 • Fax: 21 3616259 • Email: federacao@appda-lisboa.org.pt
    they are represented also in other cities of Portugal: Porto, Coimbra, Aveiro…
    In Lisbon the Dr. you should talk to is: Dr. Edgar.

    please let me know if you need help with this contacts

    take care

    kind regards

    catarina (portuguese poet in el colmado)

  3. Hello Catarina!

    Thanks for your message and sorry for the delay in answering (I had a technical issue with my computer – such things always happen at the worst time… Murphy’s law I guess? I will email you regarding the contacts in Portugal as my Portuguese knowledge is limited to a few words only. Thanks ever so much for your kind words!!

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