Daily Inspiration: Artist Paints Through Dissociative Identity Disorder

Kim Noble is an artist that creates diverse and powerful art. The key to the creativity in her pieces stems from her Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Noble says that she lives with at least twenty different personalities and they all have their own unique style.

This dissociative disorder usually develops as a coping mechanism to shield the mind and memory from prior trauma. It’s estimated that up to 75% of people experience a depersonalization/derealization episode in their lives but only 2% meet the criteria to have a complete diagnosis.

Painting was introduced to a Noble as a therapeutic outlet twelve years ago and provides significant insight to the different sides of herself. While her mental disorder does not define her, there is a beautiful yet intimate element of emotion that was unlocked in the art, that the world now gets to experience.