You survived. Social Media Celebrations Social media feeds are filled with end-of-the-school-year photos of smiling students holding awards, graduating, sharing their A’s and B’s with the world, and other joyous moments that come along with making it through another academic year. Celebrating the Others This is for the others…whose biggest achievement was actually making it through the… Read More Another school year done, thank goodness.
(Originally published on www.woundedbirdsministry.com) Sharing my bipolar diagnosis is terrifying. Questions circle my mind: Will they understand it? Will they accept it? Will they remain in my life? The stigma of mental illness is so colossal and tenacious that people become uneasy discussing mental illness, let alone trying to understand it. To be stigmatized is to be shamed, disgraced,… Read More Bipolar is My Elephant in the Room: Let me introduce you.
Each day, my body reminds me of that sultry summer day. I was twenty years old and on my way to work at a nearby shopping mall. The light was green. Nonetheless, as I entered the intersection, a cement mixer barreled from the other direction, took a turn, and hit the driver’s side of my… Read More Cement Mixer, Lawyer, & Pains…lifelong pains