Deconstructing the Stigma of Dissociative Identity Disorder
As a young lawyer, Olga Trujillo was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. After undergoing an extensive healing process, Olga has become an internationally sought speaker and renowned author and is featured in the video “A Survivor’s Story”, a documentary and training video based on her personal experience. Her memoir, The Sum of My Parts, was released in 2011.
Today, Olga works to destigmatize and raise awareness about DID.
The Sum of My Parts Now Available
This memoir follows Olga as she splits herself into “parts” and develops dissociative identity disorder with the abuse, and then struggles to merge these parts and overcome the disorder in adulthood.
“In The Sum of My Parts, Olga Trujillo gives us a rare and courageous look inside the psyche’s response to trauma. This deeply moving book carefully reveals how Olga developed, lived with and eventually healed from dissociative identity disorder, and comes to thrive. It is a truly inspiring account of one woman’s quest for happiness.”
—Carole Warshaw, MD, director of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, and executive director of the Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative
A Survivor’s Story Now Available
Olga’s critically acclaimed first-hand account of the impact of violence in her life is available. Presented in four ten-minute segments, this insightful documentary has proven a powerful training tool and a lifeline for those beginning their own journey towards survival.
Olga grew up in a family ravaged by violence. In this intimate account of her life, Olga shares the terror of witnessing her father’s brutal attacks on her mother, and reveals the physical, sexual and emotional abuse she herself endured. With candor and astounding clarity, she unravels the connections between her childhood abuse and the rapes she suffered as a teenager and young woman. Her inspirational story sheds light on the complexities of coping with trauma, the struggle towards healing and what it means to truly survive.