[kuvassa on ruskea pahvilaatikko, johon on leikattu suorakulmion muotoinen reikä, josta katsoo ruskeamustaraitainen kissa.]
Sisältövaroitus: Seksuaalisen väkivallan maininta
Rather than beginning with an origin story, I’ll begin with a suggestion, a dare: Let’s imagine the diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder as poems that were written about us, but not for us. Let’s imagine we were used as muses for the professionals who wrote the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Let’s imagine they’ve been at their easels and keyboards and sketchbooks and guitars for too long; now they’ve set down their artistic instruments and are in the next room taking a break. Here’s our chance to escape.