Prompt: Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
I’m just going to ignore the beautiful section of this and just focus on what makes me different. You can make up your own mind if it makes me beautiful or not.
- I’m a lesbian
- I have Asperger’s Syndrome (a form of autism), which I was diagnosed with earlier this year (talk about a shock to the system). I’m fortunate that my Asperger’s is mild so it’s effects are mainly quirks rather than disabilities, but it is what makes me good at my job, so overall I’m okay with it.
- I have a passion for forensic science and have training in forensic anthropology, forensic DNA and cybercrime. It’s an odd hobby to have and even though I love crime procedure shows (NCIS, Bones etc), I will nitpick the science. This makes me rather irritating to watch TV with at times, unless you like that kind of thing. I have also been known to drag friends through crypts and medical museums featuring dissected body parts, so be warned.
- I’m a drama geek. I grew up doing musicals and pantomimes, took a 15 year break and am now back doing Improv. Think of Glee and you have a pretty good idea of what my childhood was like.
- I actually like poorly written, badly acted disaster films. Yes, I do yell at the TV especially when the science is so wrong, it’s beyond funny, but I’m actually enjoying myself. I also officially apologise to all the people who were in the cinema when I saw 2012 and had to put with me laughing through the entire movie.