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Alexis Zinkerman

November 2, 2016
Alexis Zinkerman is a freelance writer, advocate, and journalist. Her novella Brooklyn’s Song is available on Amazon. She holds an MA in Writing from DePaul University and an MLIS. Alexis loves running, meditation, yoga, photography, cooking healthy foods, and fitness. She was first diagnosed with bipolar 1 in 1996, but it took many more years to...
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Kiki Hope

October 25, 2016
Through pain comes the need to outlet into many other forms, but one that resided with me was through poetry. I’m Kiarra Hope Lynch, I’m 23, and I grew up in a small town called Maryborough in Queensland, Australia. My poetry journey began when I was first admitted to a hospital in November of 2015. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder,...
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Allison Clemmons

October 12, 2016
Allison Clemmons was born and raised in the South. Allison likes to refer to herself as "a southern lady, raised by a far better southern lady." She is an only child to two very attentive and loving parents who loved her very much, but never really understood her behavior.  Allison always excelled in academics, but for reasons then unknown,...
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Janet Coburn

September 26, 2016
I am a freelance writer and editor who has bipolar disorder, type 2. My symptoms started showing up in my childhood and teen years, though I was not properly diagnosed and medicated until I was an adult. I blog weekly on Bipolar Me, and am an administrator for Mental Health United World’s Facebook page and a moderator for A True Bipolar Support...
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Emily Bourne

September 8, 2016
Hi, my name is Emily. I am 26 years old, and I have bipolar type 1 with psychotic episodes.I knew something was wrong when I was 15. My cousin died and I answered the phone when my aunt called to tell us. She was 8 years old. I was just getting over mono, so that tied in with this trauma; the doctors called it the “perfect storm.” From there, it...
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Rome Loyola

September 8, 2016
My name is Rome. I am 34 years old and was born August 11, 1982 in Manila, Philippines. I am currently teaching in a private school here in the Philippines. My interests includes painting, making art projects, writing blogs, reading books, singing and making myself productive by doing side businesses. I am also an environmentalist and an advocate...
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Nic Fleming

September 6, 2016
Nicole Fleming is presently a stay at home mum to her 3 year old daughter Georgie and 3 Burmese cats. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.Nicole is keenly interested in the human experience, not only with mental health issues, but the full spectrum life has to offer.She suffers from Bipolar affective disorder type II and complex post traumatic stress...
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Danielle Hark

August 23, 2016
Danielle Hark is a wellness writer, photographer, freelance photo editor and certified life coach whose mental health diagnoses include bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Dr. Oz’s YouBeauty, The Mighty and Beliefnet, as well as various other...
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Roger S.

August 23, 2016
Bipolar type II has been a part of my entire life. When I was a child, my father was hospitalized and given shock treatments, and my daughter now suffers from mood swings that are far worse than mine. I first sought professional help from our small-town family doctor who said I was just having a bout with nerves. However, 20 years...
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Jae Taylor

August 18, 2016
Starting off with the basics, I'm a mother of three boys (mere words can't describe them) ages 21, 15 and 12. They all have ADHD, and one has autism. I've also unofficially “adopted” one or two other people. It’s a thing that just sort of happens.To be honest, I'm not too shy to admit I'm the proud owner of more than one mental illness and other...
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Virginia Gibb

August 18, 2016
Hi! My name is Virginia Gibb. I am 37 years old. I live with my loving husband, my husband’s elderly parents and our three beautiful children in Huntersville, North Carolina. I’m a stay at home Mom, as well as an independent designer for a custom jewelry company. When I have time, I enjoy writing poetry and children’s stories with the help of my...
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Taylor Rios

August 17, 2016
Taylor is a wife and mother of two special needs children. She is also a self-employed writer, editor, nature photographer, and social media manager. Diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1 in 2004, she strives to help others live the best life possible while managing the symptoms. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, reading, and working on...
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