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With This for 20 Years
I never realized so many people shared the some thoughts about
psoriasis! I've had it since I was like 5 years old.
I'm the only person in my WHOLE family who has this health problem,
and I have a HUGE family. Its been almost 20 years since I've been able to
talk about this without being considered a freak or any other names like
It's nice to
know that I'm not alone with this. I
wish everyone could see P the way we see it. Its
not as bad some people think. Like
its not contagious or deadly or anything like that, but more painful and
When I was a
child even adults didn't want contact with me in fear of dying from this. As
funny as it may seem (and as far fetched) stuff like that really hurts.
My dream is to
be a singer, but its hard to have courage to pursue it with my less than
perfect skin. If I ever do
make it, I know I’ve gotten the courage from others like all of you at
FlakeHQ who understand.
I think I would
like to hear from someone less than perfect.
to all of you who are so positive about having this (which is different
than saying P is a positive thing to have ... but you know EXACTLY what I
Response: We DO know EXACTLY
what you mean, Crys, and we’re glad you found us.
One POSITIVE thing about having P is it gives you a reason to be
the nail on the head when you observe the worst “hurt” from P is dealt
by the fearful reaction of others to how we appear.
Here’s a line I like:
know, you are looking at me like I was Lieutenant Ripley’s alien or
Freddy Krueger. I, on the
other hand, see in the mirror Beauty’s Beast or Notre Dame’s Quasimodo
— but please don’t feel like you have to wait for the movie to get to
Isn’t it a
fine thing to realize “goodness” exists independent of our refined
culture and “legitimate” societies?
your desire to hear from someone less than perfect.
Here we are again! It
wasn’t so hard to find us, was it? Now,
a few of us are mounting an expedition to find a PERFECT PERSON.
We’re afraid this will take some doing and we are, to be honest,
a little anxious about what we might discover.