Alice in Wonderland Syndrome Essay at Uncanny

Reblogging this to read!

Dominik Parisien

I have been waiting most of my life to write this essay.

For the longest time I didn’t know how, because I lacked the language and the understanding for it. About six months ago I was reading articles on Lewis Carroll and I stumbled on a phenomenon I’ve been trying to explain since childhood: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. It was a revelation to me.

I decided to write about it. Initially I was simply going to post it online, but I shared the essay with a few friends and they told me I should send it out on submission. My co-editor, Navah Wolfe, suggested Uncanny Magazine, a magazine I love. To my great surprise the editors loved it, and now here it is, online for everyone to read.

“Growing Up In Wonderland” is a deeply personal essay about my experience with Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. In it I discuss…

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