Welcome to my blog!
I write mainly about my experiences with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but often mental health more broadly. I am a recent college graduate in ecology and evolutionary biology. On campus, I was involved with Active Minds and Services for Students with Disabilities. My favorite organization to advocate for is the International OCD Foundation. After college, I served a Mental Health First Aid instructor through the AmeriCorps program. When I’m not writing and talking about mental health, I also read and dance a great deal.
My original intent in starting a blog was to have a place to freely express my thoughts and experiences in regards to having OCD. I spent many, many years not understanding my anxiety and as a result remaining silent about it. The blog served as my voice on OCD: an end to my silence.
However, my goals also broadened over the five+ years of blogging. This blog has almost served as a public journal, tracking my journey and recovery. Most importantly I hope that perhaps what I write can help someone else struggling through something similar.
Writing published elsewhere:
- OC87 Recovery Diaries: Author Page
- The Mighty: Author Page
- The Michigan Daily:
- Michigan Medicine: One Patient’s Mission to Shatter Psych Ward Stigmas
- International OCD Foundation Blog:
- AlisonDotson.com: Tuesday Q&A: Morgan Rondinelli
- The OCD Stories: On Avoiding Writing This Essay
- Treatmyocd.com: Ten Tips for Recovering from OCD
- Houston OCD Program Blog: What is it like to be in residential treatment?
- By Lauren Hayley: A Secret Case of OCD