Why I’m Writing

Well, I’m restarting my blog. I love writing but I haven’t done it in a really long time. A couple years ago, my life was very unstable. My bipolar illness was not under control and I was moving from place to place as I was awaiting my disability hearing. I couldn’t have stayed by myself regardless of my financial situation because I wasn’t fit to live alone. I needed help from my family and friends. I certainly couldn’t write consistently at that time. Things were strained, at best. Now, alhamdulillah, my situation is much improved. I’m settled and feeling more steady, for the most part. My bipolar isn’t in full remission, however it is better managed than before. This blog will serve as an online diary of my life as a bipolar, African-American, Muslim woman in America. I will also use it to bring awareness to mental health issues in general. I want to help others by sharing my experience and passing along useful information. I truly believe that the best way to stamp out stigma is to educate people about that which they fear or don’t understand. Welcome to my page and happy reading!

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