About the Project

Who We Are

The cafe is run and funded by The Electric Circus (T-E-C). We have been assisted by braidid (wiki editor emeritus) and erikajeankruger (wiki editor). Anomalous and EJK have both served as Discord moderators. We’re also forming a new advisory council.

Who We’re Not

We are not mental health professionals. We can’t diagnose or treat you. If you are in a crisis, please try one of the hotlines listed in the wiki or call your local emergency services.

Why We’re Here 

We’re here to create an inclusive, welcoming, supportive community of dissociative adults and their allies. We believe we can support and learn from each other in ways that people who don’t deal with these disorders can. Sometimes, that means talking about difficult topics. Sometimes, it means relaxing and enjoying the company of others who just understand what it’s like. 

The cafe is open to all dissociative adults, questioning or professionally diagnosed. While the content may skew toward the DID & OSDD end of the spectrum due to our own lived experiences, the site is intended to be a place for everyone who deals with a dissociative disorder, DID or not. 

What We Charge

Nothing. There are no ads. There are no donations. There is no spoon.

Our History

This site started out as T-E-C’s personal blog, t-e-c.org, in February 2021. The dissociative.wiki followed in November 2022. In December 2022, the dissociative.cafe opened.  In October 2023, they all became one site. Site fusion?

Our Future

Eventually, we want to become a non-profit to support those with dissociation and educate the general community on what living with dissociation is really like.  We’re still learning, growing, and plotting for world domination.

P.S. What’s With The Tadpoles & Frogs?

We wanted a ranking system to show the site’s major contributors and users. Originally, Saoirse had it as boring “Level 1, Level 2…”. Then one of T-E-C’s littles was researching frogs, and, well… sometimes co-con moments bear strange fruit. It’s just become a thing.

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