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.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Keep Calm and Love Yourself
Today is day nine of the Health Activist Writer's Challenge and I had to create my own propaganda poster. The original poster was created for Britain during World War II and said "Keep Calm and Carry On." Create your own or take a look at the original by going here. Keep calm and love yourself amidst the stigma of mental illness and addiction. And during the times when you cannot remain calm? Love yourself anyway.
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.