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WHO WE ARE

A Letter from the Founder:

Trigger Warning: Mentioning specific intrusive thoughts, Harm/Impulse Control OCD

My name is Elise, and I have had OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) since I was at least 6 years old. Through my lived experience, my imagination, and my desire to make a significant contribution to this world, the ocdopus™ was born. 

 

I often thought about things I would love to buy for myself or my friends with OCD. I started taking those ideas and making them into products that we could actually buy and give to each other. These products show solidarity in fighting both the disorder itself and the stigma surrounding it.

I started this shop because OCD is terribly misunderstood, because people use it for punch lines on merchandise, and because the world does not put out products that reflect what we learn in OCD therapy. I wanted to show those with OCD that they are not alone, and that those who do not know about OCD are able to learn about it.

 

The OCD community is overflowing with wonderful people. I am honored to have the opportunity to get involved and give back in this way. I cannot thank you all enough. I hope you get as much out of the shop and I get out of running it. It's truly a dream. 

​Sincerely,

Elise Petronzio

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