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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.

Illusion of Purity goes to the Netherlands!

Next destination: the Netherlands! On Sunday 3rd May, Illusion of Purity will be on stage in the Netherlands for the very first time. The participation in a poetry event in the city of Eindhoven marks the first of hopefully many … Continue reading

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Sprekende Ezels performance

Last Wednesday, 25th February, Illusion of Purity participated in the monthly Brussels edition of the open microphone event "De Sprekende Ezels". In a crowded café Monk in the center of Brussels, the following poems were recited by Illusion of Purity: … Continue reading

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Return to stage: new performances in open microphone events

After a (too) long absence from stage, in a period mainly dedicated to writing, Illusion of Purity has finally made its comeback on stage due to participating in a few open microphone events! With equal enthousiasm as before, and still … Continue reading

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Taboo wall against sexual intimadation and abusive language, 17th Oct, Brussels

A small announcement which is in fact somewhat off-topic, but it regards an initiative totally supported by Gerrit, as it has taboo breaking intentions too. The initiative was started by a 15 year old girl from Brussels who has experienced … Continue reading

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Book review: The Highly Sensitive Person In Love. Understanding and managing relationships when the world overwhelms you (by Elaine N. Aron)

(Details on the book below article) While 20 to 25% of people estimated are highly sensitive person (HSP) , the problem for various reasons remains an issue not too often spoken about, not too well known. For those who don’t … Continue reading

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Documentary film “Love Surfing” featuring Gerrit now screening in Belgium

Friday 24th January 2014 will see the first Belgian screening of "Love Surfing", a short documentary film which is capturing an online dating experience. Gerrit (Illusion of Purity) contributed to this film with a short testimony and an extract of … Continue reading

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Help Illusion of Purity finding venues and stages

Dear all, First of all I wish everyone following and/or supporting this project, a happy new year and all the best for 2014! May your dreams and wishes come true, and never forget that as long as there’s hope, there … Continue reading

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