I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
"I Am Beautiful" - My Recovery Artwork
I plan to write more today, but in the meantime here is some of my recovery-positive artwork. Happy viewing!
Collage with beads from Haiti, shells and driftwood from Virginia, magazine cutouts, tissue paper, fake gems, other beads, stickers, and fabric
I found this posterboard already painted by my mom-probably just used to test different painting techniques. I then incorporated magazine cutouts, metallic paper and sheet music.
I'm a fierce smashing-the-patriarchy Christian feminist spreading the word that hope is real for people with mental health and chronic pain challenges. I do NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations, endorse Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) and baking cupcakes. I am in recovery from borderline personality disorder, an eating disorder and bipolar II. I work on managing my anxiety. I consider myself living in recovery, because mental illness and chronic pain no longer control my life.
If you would like me to speak to your organization about living in recovery from mental illness, please email me.