About two weeks ago a new alter uhm… I guess you could say revealed herself. I don’t remember who was out, but basically we were in bed, just about to fall asleep when suddenly a picture of her popped up in our head out of nowhere. We basically just jolted awake and of course all kinds of questions started bouncing around in our head. The first one was of course dafuq? Then: Who are you? What’s your name? How old are you? Turns out her name is Mimi, and she was 10 years old at the time. Now, I say at the time just cause she integrated with Jiyu within a few days of her “arrival”. So now she is 14-16, and she has kind of absorbed Jiyu’s buddhist views. She said herself that before the integration occurred, she was mischievous and sneaky, and while she has kept her edge she is now more compassionate and caring.
Over the last weeks we’ve learned more about her, especially in art therapy. Here is a quick intro to Mimi:
Her name is Mimi Gwen, nicknames are Mims (pronounced meems), Gwennie and Molly. As I mentioned earlier, she is around 14-16 years old, she has black, tousled hair and purple eyes. Purple is her favorite color btw. She is quite outgoing, always does her best to see the good in people and give them the benefit of the doubt. However, she is not easily fooled and is capable of fending for herself. Furthermore, she is very playful and even a bit flirty, and slightly mischievous too 😛 She is also very affectionate and selfless. Usually she wears black paired with one other color (mostly purple) and dark make up, but don’t let that fool you! She’s almost as gleeful as Wynn 😛
I also wanted to share some of her background, but remember, the following are Mimi’s memories, they did not happen “in real life” and everyone in our system is aware of that.
[Trigger warning: losing parents, car accidents]
Mimi’s parents died in a car crash when she was five years old, which led to her growing up in an orphanage that her auntie Molly runs (Mimi was often called “Molly Jr”, hence the nickname). She says she doesn’t remember the grief and she considers her childhood a happy one. The orphanage was fairly small, so the other kids and her aunt were pretty much like a family. Mimi was close to her aunt even before her parents death, which made things easier for her. And that is about all I know.
We haven’t quite figured out her role yet, but I suspect it has something to do with eating/exercising/body image issues intensifying. I also have this theory that we needed a new member to help balance everyone out, since Jiyu (who was an internal self helper) didn’t really fit in anymore.
Anyway, that’s about it for today!