The Abandonment of the Suicide Attempt Portrayal on ’13 Reasons Why’

I have to admit, I was quite undecided for a long time about whether or not I approved of Hannah Baker's suicide attempt being graphically depicted on "13 Reasons Why," a Netflix original based off the book written by Jay Asher. When I first heard about the release of the show, I was thrilled. Finally … Continue reading The Abandonment of the Suicide Attempt Portrayal on ’13 Reasons Why’

My Meds Make Me Fat: A (Mostly) Empirical Account

My meds make me fat. Well, fatter. I'm not clinically overweight. My BMI is still normal, my cholesterol is normal, I don't have diabetes or heart disease or any potentially detrimental health effects. No outward signs of being actually, significantly, problematically fat. But I feel fat. I look fat when I'm in front of a … Continue reading My Meds Make Me Fat: A (Mostly) Empirical Account

How It Feels to (Finally) Become an Author

Weird. It feels weird. Good weird, though. Excitingly weird. Exhileratingly weird. Successfully weird. Nervously weird. Abnormally weird. What-the-hell-am-I-doing-I-don't-know-but-I'm-ready-for-it weird. WEIRD. I'm in such a stable place and have been for such a long time (2 years let's GO) that when I read my old writing I hardly recognize it. I'm so thankful that those memories, … Continue reading How It Feels to (Finally) Become an Author

Misdiagnosed With Depression: A Circuitous Journey to Bipolar

October 2016 Today marks my first ever meeting with a psychiatrist. A good ole crazy people doctor for good ole crazy me. The psychiatrist turns out to be a sweet, bubbly, round-faced young woman who looks more like a favorite elementary school teacher than a psychiatrist, but in a good way. I like her immediately. … Continue reading Misdiagnosed With Depression: A Circuitous Journey to Bipolar

I Was Nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award!!

Thank you to Okoto Enigma for creating "The Mystery Blogger" award and connecting bloggers in a new and hilarious way. And thank you to https://myloudbipolarwhispers.com for nominating me! I am honored and humbled by your random act of kindness. She is another ~bipolar 1~ sista, so if you like my blog, I bet you will love hers! Rules … Continue reading I Was Nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award!!