Inner Beauty

I shaved my head, shedding years of a security blanket because I thought longer hair made me “pretty”. I’ve always been pretty extreme in the hair department, but this was absolutely empowering and liberating.

I’m becoming myself again. I’m tapering off of the obnoxious amount of tranquilizers and anticonvulsants etc. I was over medicated and I didn’t even realize this.

Therapy is helping me face my fears. I feel born again. There is hope guys. Don’t let your disorder define you, there are healthy ways to cope, we just have to do it. That is strength.

Cut the ponytail
And it’s a loooook

Published by capricious.capo

I am diagnosed as Bipolar 1. I am an advocate for mental health awareness and have helped fundraise towards nonprofit organizations like NAMI. I write about my own personal struggles and success stories to help end a national stigma that hurts and alienates those who battle mental illness. Beyond fighting for mental health awareness, I am tech nerd, hair enthusiast, film buff and music lover. I love my family and support system with all my heart. I have green hair and tattoos because I want to. I’ve always stood out in one way or another. I studied photography and received an associates degree. I have my high school AP literature teacher to thank for inspiring me to pursue journalism, and for writing me a heartfelt letter of recommendation that I still have as a reminder. High school was a decade ago, but in times like these, Publishing an opinionated, personal and maybe controversial blog about living with a mood disorder seemed like a good enough start.

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