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Hey there, I'm Daisy from London. I have a masters (MSc) after studying social cognition and neuroscience at University College London. In my time out of school I began and continued working through the levels towards proficiency in British Sign Language, not because I've got a keen interest in linguistics but also did some research at the DCAL Centre at UCL (Deafness, Cognition and Language). But most importantly, I worked awhile at Foyles Bookshop in Waterloo Station, and all encounters with customers were gratifying- particularly making recommendations and helping them find their ideal-but-not-yet-thought-of book- but the most of all were those who were deaf and I was able to communicate with them in a way that they are not accustomed to when working and commuting among hearing people. The expressions in their eyes and seeing how happy they were to be understood and to find someone who properly understood what they needed was one of the most indescribably amazing feelings I've ever experienced, so I intend to continue learning to sign. I worked there and afterwards, Oxfam Books, because I'm a bibliophile and love poetry, reading and writing. My next step forward is going into psychiatric nursing. Having been on the other side, having been a patient at a few mental health care facilities, I know that I will be able to help patients whose experience was once my own by providing the best care within my power, as far beyond the limits of what is humanly powerful! It is what I live to do. I think it's what I meant to do, though I am cynical when it comes to the idea of fate or predestined paths. My other interests include the butterfly chaos theory and etymology, behavioural genetics, psychometrics, photography and the Beat Generation. I occasionally work freelance as a photographer/videographer, shooting weddings in the past and now mostly musicians. I have completed a course of group therapy because I have Borderline Personality Disorder and during that treatment I learnt that my quietness was an asset as I could listen while everyone else tried to talk over one another and pick up on the small important things people say but others don't hear. I believe most whole-heartedly in forgiveness, but never forgetting, and I give endless chances rather than seconds or thirds because I believe that people are innately good and if not then it's psychosocial reasons and environmental interactions I can't possibly wholly understand that made them anything but good. Conclusively, I will listen to anyone and talk through anything, or be there for whatever you might need.

Number of Ratings: 12
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Listens to Over 18
Languages English, British Sign Language
Listener Since Jun 19, 2015
Last Active in last 6 months
Gender Female
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