A great conversation starter! Let's talk about one of the most powerful and yet incredibly sad issues of our time: Narcissism. Keeping our "head in the sand" does not diminish the reality of "power over" and abuse. Secrecy only exacerbates the problem and diminishes the desperate need we all have to be understood, feel safe, and be cherished.
From Patti DiMiceli, the designer: "On the front is a 1910 silhouette that immediately caught my eye to use as an illustration of breaking free from the bonds of the narcissist. 'This looks like how I feel!' I added the beautiful blue energy that occurred when I cut the ties. And now I am 'Free to BE!' All I want is to simply 'Be' without drama, trauma, or needless distress.
The back contains a 'Cliff's Notes' version of the 'Narcissist's Playbook.' It's a gentle, unique way for me to educate one other person...to hopefully save them from a bit of the pain and torment I have endured.
This backpack is something I wish I'd seen in my teens. It's a graphically pleasing, easy-to-understand, simple guide to the Phases, Behaviors, Characteristics, etc. of a narcissist. Each of us is unique, yes. And, some of us follow patterns of behavior that, like a red flag, can be spotted from a distance and scream 'Danger!'
Whether you wear this backpack, display our pillows, stand in line behind someone wearing our T-Shirts, journal in one of our notebooks, carry our tote bag, or drink from our mugs, etc., my hope is that you will learn what took me 63 years to learn the very hard way."
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." —Benjamin Franklin
"Turn your wounds into wisdom." —Oprah Winfrey
• Made from 100% polyester
• Fabric weight: 9.56 oz/yd² (325 g/m²), weight may vary by 5%
• Dimensions: 16.1″ (41 cm) in height, 12.2″ (31 cm) in width, and 5.5″ (14 cm) in diameter
• Capacity: 5.3 gallons (20 l)
• Max weight: 44 lbs (20 kg)
• Water-resistant material
• Large inside pocket with a separate pocket for a 15” laptop, a hidden pocket with zipper on the back of the bag
• Top zipper has 2 sliders, and there are zipper pullers attached to each slider
• Silky lining, piped inside hems, and a soft mesh back
• Padded ergonomic bag straps from polyester with plastic strap regulators