The struggles around Identity and Connection faced by those with BPD

What does a diagnosis mean? Am I still the same person as I was before the diagnosis? I have sometimes struggled with my identity, for example when I came off antidepressants temporarily to escape my feelings of depression, I remember telling my friends that I didn’t know who I was anymore. These are friends which I no longer speak to, a fate all too commonplace for those of us with borderline personality disorder. This is described as a condition where you have no emotional shield and emotions are experienced much more intensely.

Billie Eilish Vogue photoshoot labelled ‘controversial’.

Eilish, a well-known American artist and feminist, has been labelled as ‘selling out’ after her photoshoot with Vogue. The singer’s iconic look of baggy trousers and top meant no one ever saw her in tight revealing clothes. Especially as when she first went into the limelight, she vowed to the public she would not show her body, which has been held against her in headlines such as “Proof that money can make you change your values and sell out. Billie Eilish shocks fans by swapping baggy clothes for lingerie in Vogue – despite years of vowing to ‘hide body’”.