This is so well written I’m a little frightened to respond. I’ll be honest what i know about being a young, black, woman you could fit on the back of a postage stamp. As 6'4, 120k white man I’m tipping our journeys may be a little different. However, “Curing” myself, to me, implies that I have something to be ashamed of, something insidious inside of me that needs extraction- the exact opposite is true.’’ This resonated; like striking the tuning fork in your soul.
I suffer from BP2 rapid cycling. Fun for me, not so much for others. I’ve just come off 10 years of Lithium as my kidneys are 3/4 shot. So now we go to Epilam, which is like bring done a rogue elephant with an air rifle. But right now I’m drug free for the first time in almost 25 years, and high as a kite.
But this isn’t about whinging I just wanted to thank you for reminding me that when all is said and done i fit the skin I’m in. Cheers