Like many people I’ve always enjoyed watching films because films tell the story about someone’s life and struggles and how they were able to overcome those obstacles that they had to face.
About a year and a half ago, I had gone through a rough patch in life where I didn’t know where to turn to as I was going through college and my first real break up, along with having to expect that I was going to have to live with Cerebral Palsy for the rest of my life.
I didn’t know where to turn to as nothing I seem to help me cope with the many different emotions that I facing at the time it wasn’t until a friend recommended I watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower which is about a high school freshman named Charlie who’s an aspiring writer who loved journaling about his everyday life but has a difficult time handling depression.
From the minute I saw Charlie on my screen I automatically connected with him and what he was going through as someone who was at that point in her life where it felt very confusing because I thought I had everything figured out and I was adapting to change at the time.
While watching The Perks of Being A Wallflower I felt as I was Charlie in the movement, and he was speaking to me as he was going through being the outcast of his fellow classmates because he was the one who was not ordinarily.
Just like myself since I have Cerebral Palsy who uses a wheelchair as my legs I tend to be the outcast of society and at times it could all be just too much for me to handle. Watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower Allowed me to be confident in my life and the person that I’m and the life story I have to tell.
The Perks of Being A Wallflower reminds that despite my bad chapters in my book I have to keep writing my life story no matter how bad the chapters are and it reminds me that it’s just one bad chapter it’s not my whole life story and just like Charlie overcame his obstacles and challenges of being an outcast within himself with very little confidence reminds me that I’m not alone and I will overcome anything that comes my way.
Watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower also helps me forget about the lack of mobility I do have on the left side of my body due to Cerebral Palsy which causes me to get suicidal at times and feel trapped within my own mind and body.
It takes away any negative thought I might have about myself and my abilities to continue my life as a disabled woman with cerebral palsy. I will be forever grateful for the Perks of a Wallflower and it’s message .