About Me

I don’t have any current photos of myself, so here’s me circa 2017. My hair is no longer whatever color that is, and this was probably the last time I wore tights.

I’m a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia where I studied both journalism and psychology. I have bipolar type 2 disorder and a few other things thrown into the mix.

My writing interests and passions include mental health advocacy, disability rights, medical research and involving the voices of patients and everyday people who are often left out of health journalism.

I don’t shy away from sharing my experience with mental health issues and chronic illnesses. I regularly blog about my experiences and have intimate knowledge about the issues within the mental health system as someone who’s been through it.