Memoir as a form of expression
In recent years, I have explored creative nonfiction as a means of coping with some of the challenges I have experienced in my life. In my full-length memoir, Can You Hear the Music? A Memoir about Mental Illness in the Academy, I recount my experiences being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the Virginia Tech shooting. Through my writing, I seek to give others an understanding of what it is like to battle mental illness.
For a sample of my work, read my essay "First Brush with Psychosis" in the Winter 2021 issue of Open Minds Quarterly. You can download the essay here:
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