Swallow the Pill

Sorrow found me when I was youngSorrow waited, sorrow wonSorrow, they put me on the pillIt's in my honey, it's in my milk- The National, Sorrow When I was diagnosed with bipolar I, my partner at the time urged me not to take any medication. He cited the possible side effects, the long-term risks, the… Continue reading Swallow the Pill

Colorblind

Illustration by Sue Viz

Black then white are all I see in my infancyRed and yellow then came to be, reaching out to meLets me seeThere is so much moreAnd beckons me to look through to these infinite possibilities- Tool, Lateralus There has never been much of a middle ground for me. It's either 0 or 100. I'm either… Continue reading Colorblind

Stop caring what others think, and other things not to say to someone with BPD

Trigger Warning: Mention of self-harm and suicide BPD is difficult to understand from the outside. In my first post, I wrote about the way it affects me in everyday life. I'm lucky to have a good support network made up of my partner and close friends. But even though I'm surrounded by people who care,… Continue reading Stop caring what others think, and other things not to say to someone with BPD