Our ElseSpaces

My ElseSpace goes beyond the horror of epilepsy. It is a space that captures the beauty and confusion I feel right before having a tonic clonic seizure. The complete tranquility of the post-seizure brain. The ecstasy and excitement of losing control. This space does not erase the negatives (because they exist!) – but explores epilepsy without hiding, shaming, or being scared of it.

Charlie G’s Written ElseSpace
Iona M’s Visual ElseSpace
Maria standing in front of “Body Tricks”- a videographic representation of her epileptic ElseSpace.
Iona M’s Spoken ElseSpace
An Anonymous Written ElseSpace
An Anonymous Drawing of an ElseSpace
An Anonymous Drawing of an ElseSpace
An Anonymous Writing about ElseSpaces
An Anonymous Writing about ElseSpace

20 thoughts on “Our ElseSpaces

  1. A plane of existence where I see only people’s spirits without needing to “bucket” them at all, based on anything corporeal.

  2. A space where we are allowed to absorb and interact in our own comfortable ways, and not bound to the expectations and perceptions of those most outward and dominating.

  3. Where xenophobia’s manifestations of ego, insufficiency, bigotry, racism, and war are eclipsed by the growing understanding that WE ARE ONE

  4. Every place in the natural world that can support life but is not in the throes of the necessary, catastrophic events that push nature to re-group. For example: A forest but not during a fire.

  5. A place where I can breathe freely, calmly and feel free of life’s stressors without actually having to meditate. Essentially a place where I can just BE.

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