What are some ways I can process my experiences with others?
Sometimes our thoughts can be overwhelming to process alone. Having someone with us to share our experiences or spend time with can be helpful.
We can reach out to folks we trust (e.g. friends, family members, counsellors) or members of the community to talk about our experiences and feelings
We can ask them to distract us (e.g. telling us about their day) or to do something with us
We may be able to find support groups (e.g. Facebook groups, group counselling) that focus on our experiences (e.g. groups for chronic pain, QTIBIPOC-only spaces). Talking to people with similar experiences can help us feel less alone.
For example, here is an online zine focusing on disabled students in academia
Sharing Our Experiences
Some of us may want to share advice with othersin similar situations as a way of processing our own experiences. We can do this in many different creative ways (e.g. Zines, social media, blogs, writing books).