"Hi, my name is Mel. My pronouns are she/they, and I am from Chicago, IL, and I am a Mighty Super Contributor."
"...I love sharing my story and I feel like a lot of other people can relate and that’s really validating for me and I know it’s really validating for others."
My favorite story I've written for The Mighty...
"I had no idea how relatable that story would be. It was overwhelming how many people have reached out to me to say that they had no idea sensory overload was even connected to their diagnosis. It felt good to educate and validate people both in and out of the community."
"How Sensory Overload Affects Me as Someone With Anxiety, ADHD and Bipolar Disorder"
Mel says she really, really, really loves cheese quesadillas, has a turtle named Rodrigo that she brought back to life when he was dying and her favorite form of literature is comic books.
"A message I have for other people who are bipolar like me is that it really does get better. It gets easier and you’ll figure out how to manage your symptoms."
Thanks to Mel, and contributors like her, our Mighty community is what it is.
Thanks for sharing your story, Mel!