I know that a lot of the material that one can find on the web that takes an anti-psychiatry stance originates from the Church of Scientology or that organization's followers. I am not a Scientologist, and I have no personal or financial ties to any Scientologist or the Church of Scientology. A Scientologist celebrant did conduct our wedding ceremony, but we declined his offer to do a Scientologist ceremony. My family seems to be a magnet for unusual people. It's an interesting life. Neither myself nor my husband nor anyone in our families have ever been Scientologists.
I am in fact an atheist. I hope that won't alienate too many of my readers. I respect other people's right to believe, to believe in ridiculous, mean-spirited, sexist and ethno-centric nonsense, but I might not have a lot of respect for your actual beliefs.
Lili Marlene is not my real name. I am a mother and housewife living in Australia. I know that I'm a synaesthete and there are many indications that I'm on the autistic spectrum, but I do not consider myself disabled. I have always been a loner, but there are a select few people whose company I enjoy.
I have no financial interest in anything related to the autistic spectrum or synaesthesia or psychiatry. I have no sponsors nor any work or study-related conflicts of interest regarding the subject matter of this blog. For many years I have used the Blogger service for free to make and publish this blog, so that could be seen as a sponsorship. I am not flogging a new book or quack remedies. Why the hell am I doing this?