Eventually I spoke to my mum about it. Well…I never really discussed it, I simply said that I received the diagnosis. I wanted to explain what it was and how it affected me but her response halted me. It was
What a joy it is was to make art. It used to be my whole world, and I devoted my life to it. Something strange happened though and it stole my creativity from me for a number of years. I
Before I was diagnosed and was made aware of what shutdowns were, they always troubled me. I recall them happening many many times throughout my life, and it has taken me almost twenty years to come to fully understand them.
I did my best but the room was very small with so many things piled around it and I was interviewed by four people and we sat around a very small table.