Lukuvinkki: ”Dreaming New Meanings Into Borderline Personality Disorder”
Rather than beginning with an origin story, I’ll begin with a suggestion, a dare: Let’s imagine the diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorderas poems that were written about us, but not for us. Let’s imagine we were used as muses for the professionals who wrote theDiagnostic 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.