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What should DID symbol be?
Everyone has a colour or symbol. Well, maybe not everyone but many illnesses. Cancer is yellow. Autism is puzzle pieces. I would have liked that one for us. GLTB has a rainbow flag. Pink for breast cancer.

So I thought of a braided pattern. I like purple for spiritual and red for strength. But IMO there should be more than 2 colours and there should be something that is not just of my creation. Purple is more amythest which is symbolic for reasons I don't remember. Our illness needs to be recognized so more people can come forward and get the help that they deserve.

Do you think that a braid is a good idea? What colours would you choose?
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05-30-2018, 02:46 AM
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i think a braid is a very apt symbol for DID. i also like purple as one of the colors. imo the braid should be multicolored... strands of different colors not sure how to describe it.
05-30-2018, 11:53 AM
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I think about being a kid and braiding embroidery floss - each of the three strands of the braid is made up of lots of little strands.

Kind of like my hair, too. I can braid it but each of the three strands is multicolored with brown hair, reddish strands and bright whites. Not that you should use those colors but I think the concept is what mosaic is suggesting?
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Thanks folks. I am pushing for a DID awareness day. Other issues have a whole month but we need to start somewhere. I also think that we need to have a symbol out there prior to having a day on the calendar. So far 3 of us agree on braids. What if we did Shadow's idea? A braid made up of of3 braids. We could have 3 main colours and the threads of the smaller braids could be made up of colours of that same family?
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Celtic knot (since puzzle pieces should have been us but for some reason are autism? - weird!). Like a braid but more symmetry and we can choose diff colours for the diff strands.
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05-31-2018, 11:53 AM
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Awesome! And I thought of a different set of colour choices. No agreement needed but it is a start. Did anyone else see the movie 'Inside Out"? If you have not seen it I highly recommend it. It deals with emotions: Joy, Depression, Anxiety, Anger and... Sadness? Each one is a different colour. For most of my alters anyway there is an outstanding emotion. Some have more than one but there is one that stands out. It is just a thought. A start. We could add a 6th colour. Gray or black with shades in between. (Not 50!) I don't know if we would have to get permission from the story makers to use the colours. I don't think so. I would like for our pin to be more vivid! Thoughts?
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06-01-2018, 01:30 AM
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The Peole, that movie is awesome and I do agree with all that you say, those colors from the movie would be awesome choices for it. I was also thinking that lets say you wanted to get a tattoo of it right, then what would be cool is to use what ever colors that is decided on as the awareness colors but that there would be space to kinda make it your own but still identify you as part of a larger community of DIDinans. We are after wonderful and unique community.
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We are after all a wonderful and unique community of people.
06-03-2018, 01:00 AM
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collectively Us, this is not just my idea. I want us to work together to create something. I like the idea of having space to personalize if one so chooses.

My next step will be to get the government to at least give us a day. A week? I would like to share whatever design we come up with so that it becomes international. Smile
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06-05-2018, 08:07 PM
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http://www.glencara.com/jewelry/celtic-cross.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw6djYBRB8EiwAoAF6obvCuTpfUiTNgTtOOiS5LUK-xzfcUaP8j0ud_y7B0UmQELohlbmM-xoCoMsQAvD_BwE

Here are some Celtic Crosses. I like the knot as not everybody would be comfortable with a Cross. I would but not everybody would be comfortable with a cross. Some might have red dot issues and others may be Jewish or whatever. I like the way people are thinking though.
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06-05-2018, 08:11 PM
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Here is another set. I like the last one.

https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw6djYBRB8EiwAoAF6odjhm273nC4KmuFdOqm8VxGMrMCSC9Lwr8HkFQgn-szGaZW3VaCd9BoC8z8QAvD_BwE
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06-05-2018, 08:15 PM
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RE: What should DID symbol be?
the crosses would be challenging for us as a muslim, though the knotted one is quite pretty and potentially indirect enough. we also like:

https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/17528

or something as simple as the trinity knot, which has a lovely meaning and could have diff colours for diff sections:
https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/17534
https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/7660 or
https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/16145
https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/15082
https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/14952

i quite like the idea of a shield, like this:
https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/17152
https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/18090

or similar to this but without the middle bit:
https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/16607

someone also likes the tree of life:
https://www.allcelticjewellery.com/Products/Details/17693
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06-06-2018, 06:11 PM
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RE: What should DID symbol be?
OOOOH SHIELD! I like that! What if we went with the third part, and where you said "no centre piece" we left it in and put DID? Or would we want anything in there to acknowledge the DID?

Let's hear some opinions people. Then we could have someone do the colouring, We could decide whether it works and then find someone who can make it on the computer.

The next question would be if we could have a day for DID when would you like it to be, and if so when. I would not vote for a solstice day as it is a bad one for DID people.
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06-07-2018, 01:48 AM
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RE: What should DID symbol be?
Hmmm. Shield or tree of life? I like both. DID formed as a shield to protect us. It also grew like the tree starting with 1 small child. Which one do people prefer? I think we need to make this decision first before deciding on colours. So these are the 3 ideas

3 sets of braids with 3 strands made into 1 braid. each strand has different colours of same family colour

Shield with different colours running through it. Perhaps the colours from Inside Out but more vivid.

Tree. Coloured as above. Could everyone who is around please state your preference? Even if you only come to read could you please give an opinion here. As with everything else on MM there are no right or wrong answers.
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06-07-2018, 04:25 AM
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i like the tree idea.
06-07-2018, 08:51 AM
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