A woman with perfect sight claims she identified as a blind person, and had a sympathetic psychologist pour DRAIN CLEANER into her eyes so she could really be blind!
She went blind on purpose, but did not feel it was a choice.
Jewel Shuping has Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled.
Jewel says that she had a lifelong dream to be disabled, specifically blind.
She said: “When I was young my mother would find me walking in the halls at night, when I was three or four years old.
At what point can we call this "Trans" issue a mental disorder? Is "TransBlind" crazy enough? This North Carolina woman blinded herself on purpose with the help of a Psychologist! Instead of calling her insane, some call her a Hero.
Posted by Reload on Saturday, July 22, 2017
“By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable.”
The North Carolina woman first attracted media attention in 2015 for telling her story about pouring drain cleaner in her eyes. I would say it was ALL about attention. Insanity!
She fantasized about losing her sight. She spent hours staring directly at the sun. Of course, her mother warned her that it would damage her eyes.
At first, Shuping simply pretended to be blind. She went out with sunglasses on, her eyes closed, and using a cane. She also became fluent in braille. But after a while, that just wasn’t enough.
Determined to make her dream a reality, Jewel found a psychologist willing to help her become blind. She compared it to a deaf person wanting to get a cochlear implant. Oh brother!
The psychologist put numbing eye drops in both eyes. Then, they used a couple of drops of drain cleaner in each eye.
Jewel said: “It hurt, let me tell you. My eyes were screaming and I had some drain cleaner going down my cheek burning my skin.
“But all I could think was ‘I am going blind, it is going to be okay.”
“When I woke up the following day I was joyful, until I turned on to my back and opened my eyes. I was so enraged when I saw the TV screen.”
But over the next six months, the sight in both her eyes slowly went away. Her left eye suffered a ‘corneal meltdown’. It collapsed in on itself. Yes, gross. The eye to be removed. Her right eye had glaucoma and cataracts, as well as, a webbing of scars.
Shuping is willing to admit that her self-mutilation stems from a disorder, and she says she hopes others don’t follow her path.
“Don’t go blind the way I did. I know there is a need but perhaps someday there will be treatment for it.”
Jewel is studying for a degree in education. They need to keep her as far away from children as possible. She should never be allowed in a classroom.
She states, “I really feel this is the way I was supposed to be born, that I should have been blind from birth.
“When there’s nobody around you who feels the same way, you start to think that you’re crazy. But I don’t think I’m crazy, I just have a disorder.”
This world has gone nuts! Jewel is not the only one who has an urge to be disabled.