I have an invisible disability and I’m so happy!

I was thinking about all of my Mentees at my job at Mercer as Mentor for the DREAM program and I thought about last week when we all watched a video about campaigning for disability rights and inclusion. I have an invisible disability so nobody can see it but it is no less difficult. Schizophrenia is the most difficult illness. I used to think I would never get better. Everywhere I go I feel like someone evil is following me. I wouldn’t be able to do anything if I didn’t have supportive loving parents. Like a lot of my friends with invisible disabilities. I feel a man touching me and it is driving me crazy. I hated the way people treated me when I was a little girl. I love how good it feels to be me Ayesha Karim the memoirist now! I am writing Ayesha’s Story The Schizophrenia Memoirs.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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