I just published my first blog entry with a guest blogger.
Whitney Wallace contacted me after reading my blog. She told me that she found my
blog particularly informative and helpful since her child had just recently been
diagnosed with prosopagnosia. At the very end of her message, she told me that if
there was anything she could do to help getting the word out about prosopagnosia,
she really wanted to be a part of that. I responded by inviting her to write a
guest blog entry. She took up my offer, and after about a week and a half of
writing, revising, and editing, both of us feel very satisfied with the results.
I chose the title "Outsiders Looking In". In a strange sort of way, Mrs. Wallace's
family's journey was largely about a search for answers for her and her husband.
In this case, they are the outsiders, and their son is the insider knowing what it
is like to live with and experience prosopagnosia. It is a bit of a twist on how
I personally feel as a person with prosopagnosia trying to interact with the world.
While I often feel like an outsider, I know that those who are close to me have
worked very hard to try to understand my way of being, but as hard as they try,
there is only so much they can really "get me". Although I may feel like an
outsider looking in to society, surely, people without prosopagnosia must feel
like they are outsiders looking in on the experiences of people with prosopagnosia.
I hope you enjoy Mrs. Wallace's thoughts, experiences, and her writing. I also wish
to thank her again for her contribution. It was truly a pleasure working with her
on this project.
You can read her blog entry here:
Feel free to address comments to her directly (her email address is at the end
of the blog entry), or write comments on the blog entry itself. Unless your comments
are particularly personal in nature, I think it might be better for everybody if you
post any comments you may have on the blog entry itself. She and I will both be
looking over comments, and one of us will respond appropriately.
As always, thank you all for reading and being interested in my blog. It is an
honor for me to blog for Psychology Today, but it truly makes it all worthwhile
when I get feedback from others. Mrs. Wallace is simply the latest of examples
of this happening since I began blogging.