Who Am I?

Hi there.

I’m Alicen, but you probably know that by now.

I grew up in Louisiana and spent twenty one years there. Sometimes I miss it terribly, sometimes I loathe that I was stuck there. Why? Because living there, with who I did, gave me C-PTSD before I was a year old. What’s C-PTSD? Complex PTSD. What’s that mean? It’s a more severe form of PTSD, if there is such a thing.

I was born with Spina Bifida. I am a 100% wheelchair user.

I also have EDS, Chiari Malformation, POTS, Scoliosis, Anxiety with C-PTSD, Depersonalization, Derealization, Depression, Disc Degenerative Disease, and probably many others I am forgetting. I don’t tell you these things because you need to know, or because it’s an important thing to know for my reviews. I tell you these things because I have spent too long hiding them and I decided a while ago I wasn’t going to hide anymore. Part of that is stating up front who I am.

I am also the creator of Learning to Take Up Space.

I am not a victim. I am not someone you need to feel sorry for, so please save the “I’m sorry”s for someone else.

I spent three and a half years in therapy where my motto to my past was, “you hit like a bitch,” because I survived. I made it through everything that was meant to destroy me. I am a fighter. I am not a quitter. You can read my entire life story here if you wish.

I am working on my biography and will post more info on that when it is available.

Questions? Shoot me an email alicensreviews@gmail.com