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The Artist with Multiple Personalities

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Kim Noble is an artist with a difference – twenty of them, in fact. After suffering childhood abuse, Kim's mind split into twenty distinct personalities to cope with the trauma. Over a dozen personalities are painters, including Judy the bulimic teenager, a gay man named Ken, and a mother called Patricia. While Kim was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and raising her daughter Aimee, she and her various personalities began painting as a way of understanding their own complex mind. Now Aimee is at university studying law, and Kim is a world-renowned artist who exhibits her work internationally. VICE meets her on the eve of her group show at the Zebra One Gallery in London, aimed at raising awareness of mental health in art. Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Download VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28Vgmqz Download VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0
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VICE (7 months ago)
Kim says more than a dozen of her different personalities (she has over 100) are painters, including Judy the bulimic teenager, a gay man named Ken, and a mother called Patricia. WATCH NEXT: Sleep Paralysis Inspired this Artist to Photograph his Nightmares - https://vice.video/2Eh6BOL
Hannah Mcluckie (1 month ago)
Esais Rodriguez I agree SRA is evident in these... sweet ria, only three years old.
l Oceanic l (3 months ago)
OVER 100!?!?!
HELLA (3 months ago)
There is controversy among mental health professionals when it comes to new findings and the details of the disorder, but there is no doubt that the symptoms are real, and so are the people experiencing them.
Polly's Shore (4 months ago)
Snake Logan I’m sure they googled Kim’s therapists, Sinason & Hale, and quickly discovered they are complete hacks and the U.K’s largest promoters of Satanic Ritual Abuse. Every liberal site conveniently leaves this out when discussing Kim None of Valarie Sinason claims about SRA or the treatment of her alleged SRA survivors have ever panned out (no surprise there, the Satanic Panic was a highly destructive mass psychosis full of conspiracies and lies that harmed tens of thousands of people). Many don’t realize radical feminists and evangelicals pushed the Satanic Panic, quack Repressed/Recovered Memory Therapy and Satanic Ritual Abuse. I’m afraid Radfem’s have been bringing it back on campuses over the last 10 years, upgraded for the current year and minus Satan... so far. Those claims always depended on the patient and therapists beliefs
Meli Combs (5 months ago)
TheGameMakeGuy Diagnosing DID has never been simple, it’s a long process where doctors will not only keep record of a persons behaviour but will monitor brain activity to see the reactions when alters change. She lost her daughter at birth and had to fight to get her back, tell me why she would pretend to do that? Tell me why she would almost lose her child for a supposed act? When she was diagnosed with DID mental illness was not thought of the same as it is now! People didn’t have work rights, they weren’t believed, their disorders were barely recognised by anyone other than doctors, police and judges would ignore pleas of mental illness and send them to prison for things they had no control over. Look at the other documentary with her in where her daughter is younger and cries when one of the alters doesn’t want to be near her because she doesn’t know she’s her daughter. If you were to bother looking DID up, it’s pretty classic of the disorder that someone who was abused as a child could end up this way. It’s actually an extremely fascinating and clever thing that the brain does! It creates different alters to deal with traumatic situations so the person doesn’t remember.
Name (17 hours ago)
We are all unique and calling someone NPC is dehumanizing
Kira (2 days ago)
I can't imagine the pain this lady went through, severe abuse as well as almost having her baby taken from her. my god.
Curtis Reece (2 days ago)
Pizza gate?
Libz Kj (3 days ago)
The fact that she drew the Kabballa shows you that there is a spiritual connection to DID.
siara705 (6 days ago)
when I come to London I'll visit their paintings
Blood Scust (8 days ago)
Quick poll, how many people believe her?
Bilal Itani (9 days ago)
Her art work made me cry
Shasity Haynes (10 days ago)
She was on Oprah 4 years ago
Amber J Foster (12 days ago)
These are demons! Not personalities!!! Somebody needs to help her cast them out
timmyman1997 (13 days ago)
Her art is amazing holy goodness
Charnice k (21 days ago)
Every personality has a distinctive different style it's amazing
Amber Howard (25 days ago)
Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your art and everything that you've been able to overcome and work through! This is awesome and I am glad there are people out there who are coming forward and showing the real side of DID.
itssnicoladsa (27 days ago)
this is SO interesting.... I want some of her art oohhhhhhfdgfg
Imtijungla Imsong (29 days ago)
Her daughter looks like da girl from the anime movie 'brave'...
Arvin Qowie iswara (30 days ago)
She split!!!!! Get it split the movie!!
Lame dad joke lmao
Ryan Jackson (30 days ago)
Why the fuck would you do such disgusting art work on child abuse??
Ryan Jackson (16 days ago)
+Lost Orbit Official Vevo okay that's understandable, but you couldn't have piece on your wall in your house? Unlike the podesters.....
Cause she suffered through it and she has expressed it through art
Diana-Cristina (1 month ago)
People with DID have too many personalities, those who struggle with BPD have no clear self image, including their personality. As a BPD teenager, I can say I have no idea how I am, what I truly am and what kind of personality I have. I mean hell, I can't relate to the well known topic "Be yourself". Lol how am I supposed to be myself if I don't know who's that?
Lady (1 month ago)
She is MK ULTRA's victim, she's abused severely when she was a kid. That's why her personality split. #MKULTRA #PIZZAGATE #CHILDABUSEVICTIM
something something (1 month ago)
Ria's paintings are too deep; the paintings actually happened.
Kake Mcslake (1 month ago)
How come there’s only one voice?
ANDREA ORNAGHI (1 month ago)
Her pictures is will more expansive after the her death!
Gray G (1 month ago)
It Just broke my heart hearing her say : bonny *was* the main personnality especially knowing that only her can recognize thé daughter and non of the other personnalities does.. It must be really painful for that girl to be beside her Mother Who doesnt even know Who she is and when when she switches to bonny, she, the daughter, must be really happy.. God that makes me wanna cry..
TheJjtea (1 month ago)
Their paintings are so beautiful. Amazing.
finlay night (1 month ago)
CAME HERE FOR SALOME!!! LEFT FUCKING DISSAPOINTED
silversobe (1 month ago)
Ritual Abuse. Organized groups of people get together and commit the most atrocious acts of violence and dehumanization. There are similar accounts of it in all parts of the world. Their testimony is damning..
Georgina Dautovic (1 month ago)
You guys should watch Sybil if you are interested in multiple personality disorder
bobos07 (1 month ago)
Wow, they are all really good, esp for someone who had no interest in painting.
Katie Wu (1 month ago)
I thought dissociative personalities are unaware of each other, how does she know her other multiple personalities?
Tanita Mita (1 month ago)
I watched her years ago on Oprah. Such a talented lady and the background story with her daughter is so sad. Wonderful woman. Never judge a book by its cover
Naghm Ghei (1 month ago)
This is incredible. You're such an inspiration and such a beautiful person!
Raihana Hahn (1 month ago)
Wow...It's so amazing and inspiring to see how beauty came out from tragedy.
Amanda Glück (1 month ago)
The fact that there's a Kabbalah one is interesting...
Alessandro VC (1 month ago)
Her paintings depicting abuse are personal favorites in the Podesta art collection. I wonder why.
Abbie Dawn (1 month ago)
Haha I’m dying at 0:15 “he says every painting is a train”
saska saskic (1 month ago)
it is obvious that this woman is possessed. She has few demons inside of her body.May God help her and poor daughter.
Jian Hui (1 month ago)
Amy is such a beautiful young girl. A strong one tho
Emeline Lotherington (1 month ago)
Wow, thank you, Vice for showing all of the art work and being rather honest about the representation. DID and mental illness is not a pleasant thing to endure, but it is so refreshing seeing some positive moments of people with these illnesses who have undergone so much hardship in life and are still able to smile and function in the world. It gives me so much hope and this was very informative as well. Thank you <3
Yo Wassup (2 months ago)
What is split personalities it sounds fake Sorry im 11
Sohit Narwal (2 months ago)
Ok....Amy has very beautiful smile🤗
Ree Meroma (2 months ago)
Oh hey, it's the lady from Oprah.
Jerylyn Holland (2 months ago)
I want to buy anons art
MahinaOlelo (2 months ago)
The subtitles suck
Jessica Chanae (2 months ago)
Ria's work brought tears to my eyes. This woman has been through something terrible and still managed to be great.
Niyah (2 months ago)
this happens to people who have a hard time facing reality and they fall into their own minds. this is sort of like what happens when children have imaginary friends because they're lonely. she becomes the character that she needs at the time.
Nancy Rozman Azmi (2 months ago)
i dont even have a personality everything i said and done was basically from memes
Jill Johnson (2 months ago)
How do I buy a painting?! They’re great!!
Corinna Toime (2 months ago)
I’m such a big fan of you Kim!!
Jimmy Church (2 months ago)
Go to 3:49 WTF! Dont look right
saska saskic (1 month ago)
yep that's sick,looks like a pedophile -.-' and all these people are praising her. well done,she needs pro help,looks like she has few demons inside of her body.
Mr H9736 (2 months ago)
Bullshit.
krisaida vinco (2 months ago)
She doesn't need a gang anymore since she have 20 of them
Holly Warehouse (2 months ago)
I pray SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENS FOR THIS MOTHER-WOMAN, and human being ABOVE ALL❤️ her art is amazing and as a victim of abuse myself, living with just myself has been extremely difficult, I’m in therapy 2xs a week now, and trying too wrap my brain around what my step father of 17 years DID, IS MIND BLOWING🤯😔 God Bless her journey🙏🏽🙌🏽✌🏽❤️
Kendall E (2 months ago)
who remembers the first video about her like 7 years ago
Don Giovanni (2 months ago)
Aimee ate her rice and cabbage since Oprah.
raredesertflower 1 (2 months ago)
Kim is articulate and gifted. I'm multiple, too. I really enjoyed this!
Rabin Rai (2 months ago)
9:04 "Free Me Please Help " 3:38.. her paintings show a reflection of her life and there is some arguable evidence she was a victim of child sexual abuse, caged and electric shocked, nowhere to flee so her mind had to disassociate from her core self, splitting parts of her mind with walls of amnesia barriers to cope with the overwhelming trauma..
5SOS SQUAD (2 months ago)
I've seen her before I was tryn to find full episode of this
Asia Watts (2 months ago)
Wow almost brought tears to my eyes! I’ve watched her doc so many times over the years so to see this is a testimony! I love it and her heart is completely out this world %100 gift!
The Dreamer (2 months ago)
All her paintings are so beautiful and all so unique in their style but all with similar messages Also her daughter is really beautiful too
Alica Rybárová (2 months ago)
i watch this video like every few weeks because i just cant stop thinking about it, idk if im being obsessed or something but the knowladge that there is a body that has multiple pople living inside doesnt make me sleep and i want to know more
Danilo Drobnjak (2 months ago)
"I'd just lose too many artists..." :)
Toy Gains (2 months ago)
#pizzagate
Mictlantecuhtli (2 months ago)
This is so sad, so extremely sad. Imagine being so traumatized that you are disconnected from the specific parts of your memory and you don't even remember the birth of your own child.
Amrit Puri (2 months ago)
How come they all want to paint?
MYOONDII (2 months ago)
I've watched the documentary where she let her personalities to be interviewed... and I remember Dawn breaking her daughter's heart, she really has grown up tho
Nikhil Sharma (2 months ago)
I don't know if she's lying to sell her painting and to seem "creative" or she is telling the truth, but I have a strong inclination towards the former
2ruBee (2 months ago)
Wow!!!
PonyPrincessGames (2 months ago)
I'd give a month's wages for one of the Anons. Isn't much mind you but it's a lot for me.
Sneha Salian (2 months ago)
Her paintings have stories. So much better that stupid blob painting that sell for thousands just for famous artists name
Anujan Kirupakaran (2 months ago)
Their art is amazing holy shit
Envy West (2 months ago)
Beautiful. It’s crazy how much of the personalities you can see on the paintings
MY DINH (2 months ago)
Take a lie detective on her
Soph Alexandria (3 months ago)
Everybod y has multiple personalities because we all have trauma and it creates personality splits. Are you dumb
Alice Johnson (3 months ago)
I’m absolutely fascinated by DID
Sweet Heart (3 months ago)
All her paintings are amazing to me!
Will Wonka (3 months ago)
Kameron Michaels is shook
Elaine Brooke (3 months ago)
I don’t understand how u can have all these personalities what causes it is it real I don’t know 🤷‍♀️
Mictlantecuhtli (2 months ago)
Trauma. Your brain practically has convinced itself that the specific part of your personality or your experience is a standalone human being. It is a defensive reflex going wrong. She mentioned that herself. The part of her memory where all the abuse is has been pushed to an image of a girl who does painting with that one specific theme - the abuse itself. The rest of the personalities don't remember the abuse. Imagine your personality as a map filled with dots that are connected. People with DID also have those dots, but not all of them are connected.
wahmen who eats ramen (3 months ago)
her daughter looks like Merida from the movie Brave
Elyes LOUCIF (3 months ago)
I didn't find her weird at all, she is talented and very creative, and her struggle must be overwhelming. The dude in the mask though, not sure about that!
Tourette Tinik (3 months ago)
i would buy her paintings
Miss NJ (3 months ago)
actress
natürliche Selektion (3 months ago)
Hey i saw her on the Oprah Winfrey show
Mama Bri (3 months ago)
What a wonderful woman.
Hannah (3 months ago)
i love content that destroys stigma!
Aleksandra Doncheva (3 months ago)
Wow.. im in awe. How is it possible that 1 mind is able to produce what's at 3:28 versus all the others. And even they dramatically differ from one another. Just stunned.
Noxsiv (3 months ago)
8:00 Im sure you do have one.
Abby Rose (3 months ago)
I MUST buy some of her paintings.
Protean Bat (3 months ago)
I'm so happy she's much happier now ! All the art is just amazing!
Paul Rakcevic (3 months ago)
This woman is 50 but looks like she is 70, crazy.
Baltzar Bonbeck (3 months ago)
I absolutely hate vice agenda but this video was cool
Autumn (3 months ago)
This boggles my mind. But all of the personalities are very talented.
Snoopdogksa (3 months ago)
I like her personality but Which one ?
Karmil Laven (3 months ago)
Her eyes are beautiful
Swnsasy _ (3 months ago)
It's so amazing that one person can be so many things which proves that this isn't fake.. It is not possible to drastically change things like handwriting. If the person was faking you would be able to see it.. Even though she suffers with DID she seems happy and adjusted which is a good thing... The brain is an amazing organ that we just cannot fully understand and probably never will.. I'm so fascinated by the brain that I received all of my degrees in Forensic Psychology and I'm constantly trying to learn..
Des Alex (3 months ago)
No body gonna talk about how one personality TOOK OVER THE MAIN ONE??? Thats terrifying????
Pestilence Art (3 months ago)
All of her art is amazing and breathtakingly beautiful. Each piece has a amazing meaning behind it.
Quirky Quipster (3 months ago)
How in the world did Mason Storm get into the gallery?!?
joonie tunes (3 months ago)
It must be so profound to see little hints of what each personality knows seperate from the others in the kinds of paintings they do..all for you to piece together
Ninny Nina (3 months ago)
i like the ideaof her not remembering that she gave birth with Amy, but still doesn't want to give her up for adoption because she is clearly part of her
Alecia Mead (3 months ago)
It looks like she was a victim of satanic ritual abuse. Google.

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