I am We

I am We

Denise Murray developed Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder as a young child. Her disorder is a direct result of repeated sexual abuse for more than a decade. In order to survive, her mind devised a system for compartmentalizing experiences and emotions, by splitting off more than forty separate alter personality states. These states, while protecting her from knowing the truth as a child are now interfering with her ability to live a normal life as a wife, mother and grandmother.

 

Denise’s family and close friends’ journey with her to the Infinite Mind conference, an annual conference for people living with DID. The filmmakers have gained unprecedented access to more than 250 people from around the world attending to support and share their experiences of living with DID. There is nothing like it in the world.

 

Robert Oxnam, President Emeritus of the Asia Society New York is one of the most well-known child sexual abuse survivors with D.I.D. In business, he served as an advisor to world business leaders and to U.S. President George H. W. Bush. Having merged his many personality states down to only four manageable personalities, his 30-year path of healing and integration serves as a framework and inspiration for Denise’s painful journey.

 

As more and more of her personality states reveal their memories to Denise about her past, she is forced to confront unimaginable truths about her childhood and her family. Denise agrees to participate in a historic brain imaging study on people with D.I.D being conducted at Harvard University’s McLean Hospital, as part of her quest to understand her past. The study may prove once and for all that D.I.D. is a measurable psychiatric disorder and Denise’s participation will play a pivotal role in dispelling the myths, stereotypes and the shame she endures with D.I.D.

 

 

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Robert Oxnam, President Emeritus of the Asia Society New York is one of the most well-known child sexual abuse survivors with D.I.D. In business, he served as an advisor to world business leaders and to U.S. President George H. W. Bush. Having merged his many personality states down to only four manageable personalities, his 30-year path of healing and integration serves as a framework and inspiration for Denise’s painful journey.

I am We

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I am We