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Lisa Reidy-Carrick

The title ‘Living between the Poles’ is fitting for my story because it describes my decades-long struggle to try and live peacefully between the poles of full-blown mania and debilitating depression for the first half of my life. At age 25 I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1. And now at age 55, I [...]

By |2019-07-29T12:06:55-07:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Hala Karim

I wouldn't recognize 26-year-old me if I saw her today. Three short years ago, I wrestled being in the throes of depression compounded by a debilitating Adderal addiction that resulted in terrifying heart palpitations, anxiety, and insomnia. Depression exacerbated my addiction; addiction exacerbated my depression. They both maneuvered their way into every imaginable facet of [...]

By |2019-07-29T11:43:59-07:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Kira Dorothy – I am made up of many parts

I have been thinking a lot about parts of a psyche lately. My therapist often asks me what part of me is thinking/speaking/acting/reacting, or how old is the part of me that is thinking/acting/speaking/reacting. She asks me "who is that speaking?" And even though the question is almost as annoying as "how do you feel?", [...]

By |2019-07-25T11:20:14-07:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Kira Dorothy – Weight Stigma: Living my Life in a Bigger Body

I live in a bigger body. I’m round. Plump. Rotund. Chubby. Fat. Whatever words you like to use, I live in a body that is not of a socially acceptable size. And this has so many consequences that have nothing to do with me or with my health. People like to tell me it doesn’t [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:31:02-07:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Kira Dorothy – How my Eating Disorder Remained Hidden for Decades.

*Trigger warning: eating disorders. I recently watched the Netflix movie “To the Bone”. So many people had told me how great it was. They were people who don’t know that I am recovering from an Eating Disorder. I tried to approach the movie with an open mind. It turned out to be yet another narrative [...]

By |2019-07-08T13:41:08-07:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments