You Will Never Be Normal is the story of my dissociative identity disorder, (DID) and PTSD, a personal story of a mental illness that is seldom, if ever, talked about in conversations about overcoming stigma in mental health.
DID is often written about from the outside, by therapists, clinicians, and other witnesses. When approached from outside in that way, DID becomes a spectacle, and the person in pain at the center of it disappears. The strength, appeal, and focus of my memoir is that it is communicated from inside the DID experience.
In this debut print publication from Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective, eighteen authors share their truths, fears, and triumphs of living and coping with mental illness. With perspectives ranging from patients to parents, children, doctors, and friends, Parts Unbound offers a dynamic addition to the conversation we must have about mental healthcare in order to make progress and heal.
List of past published poems, essays, and anthologies.