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Serena Goldsmith

August 14, 2017
Serena Goldsmith is originally from the East Coast of the United States (New Jersey and Virginia), but moved to San Diego County with her family at the age of 13. Serena graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1994, with a major in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. While attending Occidental, Serena...
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Aubrey Good

August 11, 2017
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aubrey Good has a deep love for Philadelphia sports, Italian food, books, and culture. She is now living in San Diego, California with her husband and emotional support dog, Roo. Aubrey is a part-time student and is involved in many volunteer and non-profit ventures covering a broad spectrum of issues. She...
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EmmaLou

March 13, 2017
 Hi, I go by the name of EmmaLou. I live in the state of Virginia in the United States. I am a survivor of mental illness. I am 61 years old and although I was not diagnosed with bipolar until more recently, I know that I have been dealing with its symptoms for quite some time. Unfortunately, the bipolar was not treated when diagnosed and it...
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Christine Saenz

February 14, 2017
Christine is a lover of chocolate and coffee, a mother to 4 humans and 3 furbabies. She is a survivor of her illness, Bipolar II. She is a Human Resource professional and has worked all her adult life despite having a mental illness. In 2010 after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital she was diagnosed with Bipolar II. That event began a...
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Kryss Jobes

November 4, 2016
I’m 30 years old, and I go by the name of Kryss. I was born in Texas and raised mostly by my grandmother, but other family members helped as well. I have a significant other and a daughter, and I feel like the world’s worst mother at times. I also have three cats that are both therapeutic and counterproductive at the same time. I love my family,...
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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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