This take is about body dysmorphia and not recognising yourself in the mirror. I have Aspergers, which may contribute to me not being able to see that I’m me.
Standing in front of my full length mirror, staring at every inch of my odd body; this tall person whose lower body looks like she’s in the first stage of lipodema and upper body could easily pass as a model. The full lips, icicle eyes, curly hair, big smile. The ugly skin and moles all over my body.
That’s me, but I don’t see that when I see myself. I know I’m me but whenever I see myself it takes me at least a second to realise that what I’m seeing is indeed. Interestingly, I remember peoples faces very well usually, but my own face has caused so much suffering for myself that I can’t recognise it.
Anyone else here with this problem?