The Individual Sites of the Founders
Gemini Webcomic: A comic about a multiple system's life, produced by the Zyfron System. (ON INDEFINITE HIATUS PROBABLY FOREVER.)
LB Lee's stuff: LB's educational writing, comics, and zines.
This site is intended for all kinds of plurals. If you're more than one person residing in a body, welcome! We hope you'll find useful things here. (Please note that this site's title is tongue-in-cheek. We, LB, mostly run it now, and we are disabled with DID--not exactly traditionally healthy.)
We give our thanks to the creators who have given their permission for us to host local copies of their work in case of link breakage.
Table of Contents (for easy navigation)
Daily Life and Getting It Together
Navigating Healthcare and Disclosure
Abuse and Trauma
Suicide and Self-Harm
Multi Fiction and Books
Want Something That's Not On The List?
"The subjective experience of many conscious selves residing in one brain." --Em Flynn of Plures House, in Plurality for Skeptics
Experiences of Medianhood, by Watcher of the Hidden Ones. For people who are in between multiple and singlet, there's median.
Divisions in Plurality, 3.0, by Kerry of Plures House. A quick overview of some of the different camps of plurals, as of 2015, and the fights between them. (Check out 1.0 and 2.0 for blasts from multi pissing contests past!) Local copy of 3.0 here. (Note: the camps change periodically, and from the beginning, there has always been multiples who don't fit in the box. I wouldn't advise worrying too much about your categorization.)
Navigating the world as a multiple. What to do?
Beginner's Guide to Fronting, by fuzzyjayling. Having trouble letting someone else take over? A guide on how. (Note: some of these techniques involve purposely dissociating. If this is something you struggle with, this may not be the guide for you.) Local copy here.
On Building Headspace, by LB Lee. What are headspaces good for? Do you want to build one? Here's a start.
Small Worlds, Contained Inside: Visualization Guide, by Hidden Storys of the Metallic System. A more in-depth primer to making a headspace, from a tulpa perspective. Local copy here.
Body Focus, Communication, and Memory, by the DreamWriters. A guide to handy, easy tactics to ground yourself, break dissociation, and help keep up system communication, internal and out, even if dissociation is high. Local copy here. (Also check out their Brief List of Coping Tools! For crisis cards, Stickman Communications has some prefab ones for sale.
Time Management, by ATW. (Scroll to page 8 for relevant info.) A selection from got parts? on managing time, even if co-consciousness is low. This entire book has lots of really useful stuff on getting to know your system, including mapping, creating a timeline, and building a headspace. Buy it here!
In-System Relationships: Fact and Fiction, by Kerry of Plures House. Many systems have members who have romantic relationships with each other. Kerry covers a few of the myths and truths. Local copy here.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
the Handy-Dandy Loony-Brain Guide to Uncloseting, by LB Lee. Exactly what it sounds like. Thinking of coming out as multiple? Not sure how to start? Here!
Note: while there is no free copy of this available, there is an in-depth chapter specifically on coming out in Amongst Ourselves, by Tracy Alderman and Karen Marshall. It covers specifics like significant others, children, co-workers, and knowing your rights under the American with Disabilities Act. Marshall has DID; please support the work of other plurals and buy the book if interested! It's way more in-depth than my little blog post.
Quiet in the Tornado: A Disability Primer, by Carrie Dearborn. Exactly what it says on the tin. Not meant for plurals specifically, but Part 3 has a good simple section on getting your financials in order when everything goes to pot--including getting a start on disability, independent living, and such. (Note: US-centric.)
Know Your Rights: A Handbook for Patients with Chronic Illness:, by Jennifer C. Jaff, Esq. A very thorough book on everything from special education to insurance to housing. Because Ms. Jaff is sadly deceased, and the organization she created no longer exists, this handbook is out of print, going for $300 on Amazon; I would think Ms. Jaff would prefer her work still get to the people who need it, but if one of her estate would like us to remove this, I will. (NOTE: US-centric, predates the Affordable Care Act.)
More preparing for the worst.
Domestic Violence: A resource for trans people, from the Greater London Domestic Violence Project. Intended for trans singlets, but can be valuable to trans systems or system members.
Multi-Specific Abuse, by LB Lee. Multiplicity can lead to extra complications when it comes to abuse, from both perpetrator and victim sides.
Dissociation as a Tool of Abuse, by LB Lee. Some predators take advantage of someone's dissociation to manipulate them. Some things to keep an eye on if you notice your functioning or memory going downhill when you're around someone.
Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, by Lundy Bancroft. This book is invaluable for understanding the psychology behind male abusers. BIG CAVEAT: Bancroft does not seem to believe in female-on-male abuse; this book is very much for more classical, heterosexual, male-on-female abuse.
"I got good at feeling bad and that's why I'm still here." --Kimya Dawson, the Competition.
The 'Hurt Yourself Less' Workbook, by Eleanor Dace, Alison Faulkner, Miranda Frost, Karin Parker, Louise Pembroke, and Andy Smith. National Self-Harm Network. Workbook for managing self-harm, not necessarily quit.
Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws., by Kate Bornstein. Exactly what it sounds like. Also recommended (but not publically available) is How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me, by Susan Blauner. (Both Blauner and Bornstein are singlet, but they talk about BPD, depression, and drugs.)
After Your Suicide Attempt: Deciding to Live, by Samantha Heames. "So, you tried to kill yourself and you botched it." For suicide attempt survivors, in those hellish days immediately afterward. (NOTE: fixed the dead link again 8/17/2017. Since the NM Suicide Prevention site seems to be down, I'm uploading a local copy until told to take it down.)
Death and Multiplicity, by LB Lee. Sometimes, system members die, and sometimes, it's good to commemorate that.
You guys totally exist, right?
How to Write Multi, by LB Lee. One of our singlet friends wanted advice on writing multiplicity in her fiction, so here's some pointers!
Plurals fighting evil IN SPACE!
Polychrome Heroics, by Elizabeth Barrette. Serial story-poetry about a multi superhero, Damask, who becomes multi (and develops superpowers) due to telepathic supervillain attack. Ongoing.
Battle The Universe, by LB Lee. Our own serial focusing on multi superhero, Tank! Tank is a trauma-based system, but they generally have their act together and get along. Ongoing.
My Mom Is Different, by Deborah Sessions and Susan Chalkley. A book for children about having a multiple parent, written by a multiple with children. Sweet and simple.
Cache, by Nikolai Kingsley. A short sci-fi story about a multiple and two singlets going treasure hunting in space. The multiplicity is specifically engineered by the reigning society because it's handy to have.
Today Comic, by MysticEden. A webcomic about "our daily adventures as a DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) system."
Multiple Personality and Dissociation Booklist. The most comprehensive list I've found of books on multiplicity. Be warned though, it gives titles and authors and such, but very little about the books' content otherwise. Heavily DID-centric.
LB has a list of more tangential resources here, covering trans stuff, poor stuff, academic articles, and more abuse resources. They're kept separate so the main index doesn't get too overwhelming!