Hey, I’m Pippa, a new blogger for IBPF. I am currently 16 years old and am studying year 10 in Australia. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1 in late 2014, and it has been a very tough time for me and my family. But bipolar also has its highs, and I feel very fortunate to be able to use it to help me be a creative person, and to fuel my passions — one of which is writing! I have also been diagnosed with multiple anxiety disorders. I love reading, writing, my friends, music festivals and Jake Gyllenhaal. My blog is going to be an exploratory journey of bipolar disorder and its effects from a very personal place. I look forward to hearing from people of all backgrounds who have had similar experiences and enjoy reading my writing. I am also an LBGTQI+ regular advocate. Thank you, and please enjoy!