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I’m a Novelist Living Without an ‘Imagination’

How discovering I have aphantasia has changed the way I see the world, my work, and the power of the mind

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My name is Casey Lawrence, and I am a writer with aphantasia.




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Casey Lawrence

Casey Lawrence

Casey Lawrence is a Canadian PhD student of English at Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of two LGBT YA novels, Out of Order and Order in the Court.

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