Bio: I am no stranger to the world of mental illness. I dance daily with a diagnosis of Bipolar 1 Mixed, and it is my desire and personal mission to attempt to make sense of the twisted, tangled web that is madness and mental illness, both in society and in my own life. I have coursed through ups and downs and traversed many roads, and I hope to draw on these experiences in this blog. In all of the pain I have managed to find laughter and strive daily to find peace in the brokenness of my life. Such are my saviors in the seemingly terminal struggle that Bipolar Disorder has wrought upon me. I can choose to slowly perish, or I can fight and dance in this life I am privileged to live. Music, cello, piano, and writing provide the sustenance necessary to keep me going. This blog is my sword in the battle against my illness. Bring it on, Bipolar!