Mental illness may be an invisible illness but the illness is no less real.

Mental illness stole years of life from me. I have been living with a difficult mental illness for twenty five years. The illness I have is so hard to live with. It wasn’t until I took WRAP class that stands for wellness, recovery, action plan. I knew my life had changed the moment I had an experience that was with the divine or God where God caused a supernatural peace to wash right over me maybe five or more years ago. I decided that instead of seeking revenge or returning evil for evil I would say prayers every morning when I wake up to God. I’m an early riser who likes waking up early and brushing my teeth, using my oral rinse and taking a fifteen to twenty minute shower in the mornings when I wake up. I can’t wash my hair too often but every two or three weeks I wash my hair. I went au naturale too. I no longer use hair relaxers. I like braiding my hair the most for a natural hair style.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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