Bipolar is a mental illness I don’t fully understand, nor would I even begin to imagine the challenges faced by the brave and resilient people affected by this. There is one person who has given me an insight into the world of Bipolar. Through her well researched blog, incredible talent as a mental health writer, she has opened up the world to me and millions of others through her writing.
It is my honor to introduce you to this weeks Worthy Wednesday Shout Out – Natasha Tracy. Not only is Natasha a talented writer and the author of The Bipolar Burble, she is an incredible Coach. I have had the pleasure to work with her over the past month, as she helps me improve my writing, and educates me further on social media practices for mental health.
How Does Natasha Open Up the Conversation About Bipolar?
In her blog post The Best Thing about Being a Mental Health Writer, she eloquently shares this: “Like a travel writer writes about travel, I write about mental health. Perhaps my type is not as common as a travel writer, but mental health writers are out there, nonetheless.” She also shares “It’s not easy being a mental health writer. It means talking about unpleasant subjects on a daily basis and facing parts of yourself that you’d probably prefer to gloss over.”
Natasha writes things most people wouldn’t have the courage or the knowledge to write about. She does so with utmost integrity, transparency and authenticity. Natasha is a talented writer, take for example this post: Stop Telling Me How to Get Better. Yes it’s pretty angry, what I love about it though; I think I am pretty safe to assume that everyone has felt this way at some point.
Thank you Natasha. For your courage, resilience, wisdom, determination and transparency. You are a gift to the world of mental illness awareness.
Worthy Wednesday is about celebrating that you are worthy, we are all worthy, and that you are enough.
Every Wednesday Lee gives a SimpLee Serene Shout Out to an individual or organization being the change they wish to see in the world.