My First Big Announcement of 2020
Stories. They are meant to be shared with the world. Mental illness stories are no different.
We all have a mental illness story. It begins sometime in the past where our realization and, at times, hospitalization leads to an understanding that you have a mental illness. Then begins the story and the journey. I have written my story, and now I am ready to share the stories of those in the mental illness community.
I have been preparing for a summer project that could be a year or two in the making. I want to create a book with the stories of those willing to share their stories. I have done this before at there blog level, and I am not ready to do this at the book level. My book would be an in-depth look at the stories of those who don’t have the writing skills to share their story but desperately want their voices heard. I want to bring together a book that will show the human side of mental illness and break the stereotypes and stigmas that we face.
I know there are so many great stories, and I want to share them. My hope with this project is not to make money for me but to help launch podcasts, YouTube channels, a Facebook page, and so many ideas to help those in the mental illness community. It will be a book of stories. Crucial to ending the stigma but also showing the world that we have a voice and its importance.
I have been utilizing the platform Zoom to do interviews for my memoir, as well as interviewing the subject of the book I will be ghostwriting this year. It has opened up so many possibilities for interviewing those willing to have me write their stories. I don’t know if this plan will hold water, but if you are interested, please reach out. I will be ironing out the details, including some interview questions I have everything, including ways to record and transcribe at my fingertips. I want this project to work so that we can have more voices in the world of mental illness and mental health.
Always Keep Fighting
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