Coping mechanisms Dyspraxic traits Self-identity


Every single morning I’m sitting at my desk in my office. I’m too sleepy to tidy, with my mug of coffee, no makeup, damp hair and pyjamas. I’ll watch YouTube videos while I eat cereal before leaving half of it because it’s gone soggy, and I’ll get distracted and my coffee will go cold. If I’m not working, I’m sitting at this desk just like this working on something. Writing, YouTube, social media… I prefer to be productive. When my fiance is at work or uni and I don’t need to be anywhere, this is what I look like.

This I feel is what people would share around as being an anti-social, dead minded internet dweller. But if you look from another direction, you’ll see something different. You’ll see a writer creating worlds and characters. You’ll see a lonely person speaking with a friend who lives miles and miles away. A dyspraxic searching for and bonding with other dyspraxics around the world. 

A person who struggles to speak without stuttering, to walk without falling, to travel without anxiety, to live without difficulty. Stop spreading stories of young people with their heads stuck in their phones, blind to the real world. For people like me the real world is a constant battle, and my existence is made so much easier with the aid of technology. 

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Jupiter J
Jess is 20 years old and was diagnosed in childhood. She has a YouTube channel dedicated to sharing her experience with Dyspraxia and creating entertainment through art. Jess is currently writing her first novel and hopes to make a career in writing.
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