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World Hearing Voices Day: A few of Vanessa’s favourite things…

To celebrate World Hearing Voice’s Day, I asked each of my voices whether or not they’d like to write a post themed around ‘a few of my favourite things’. I didn’t stipulate how they should interpret this as I wanted the post to be in their own voice.

I’m aware that allowing my people to write their own posts will be confronting to many, but World Hearing Voices Day is about celebrating hearing voices as part of the diversity of human experience, and including my people is how I’ve chosen to start some conversations today, so feel free to ask myself (or Vanessa) any questions in the comments field below.

A few of my favourite things…

by Vanessa


(Sung to the tune of ‘My Favorite Things’ from ‘The Sound of Music’)

Musical Theatre and The Dark is Rising
Bitching, belittling and chastising
I love to abuse Andrew and pull his strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cheesy Rom-Coms and things Harry Potter
Reminding Andrew he was a squatter
Saying things that I know really stings
These are a few of my favorite things

Shouting and screaming and yelling quite loud
Anything that hurts him makes me feel proud
If I were a bird I’d beat him with my wings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the bug bites
When the wasp stings
When I’m feeling mad
I just remind him of my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

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