Being Seen, Part 2

I know that my parents were proud of having a smart, good kid. I even know they loved me, and would be horrified to know  what their parenting resulted in. But it doesn’t change the fact that no one saw me as a kid.

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The gift of a label

Sometimes dealing with complex mental illness feels like you’re carrying around a list of diagnoses on your back. For a while, every time I heard something new, it was like “oh great, there’s something else wrong with me.” I’m coming to realize now that being able to find the right labels and understand them is a gift–at least for me.

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Being Seen, Part 2

I know that my parents were proud of having a smart, good kid. I even know they loved me, and would be horrified to know  what their parenting resulted in. But it doesn’t change the fact that no one saw me as a kid.

read more

The gift of a label

Sometimes dealing with complex mental illness feels like you’re carrying around a list of diagnoses on your back. For a while, every time I heard something new, it was like “oh great, there’s something else wrong with me.” I’m coming to realize now that being able to find the right labels and understand them is a gift–at least for me.

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Feelings vs. Reality

When I talk about writing, I talk a lot about ‘doing it anyway’. Working on this book has been a masterclass in ‘doing it anyway’. As I’m going through and making the requested changes and additions, I keep seeing things that make me cringe and go “is that stupid? It sounds stupid” and “OH MY GOD THIS PLOT MAKES NO SENSE”. And then I just have to take a deep breath and keep going.

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How to Start Writing

Someone asked me, “Do you have any advice for someone who wants to start writing?” This is the answer that poured out of me.

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