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The biases I face as a black woman

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bipolar disorder at 18 years old after struggling through my adolescent years with feelings of never quite fitting in. I would rapidly go from overthinking every little detail, to completely withdrawing from society, then sinking into an unbearable depression once I realised I couldn’t solve the injustice of living within a society that never seemed fair.At the time of my very first mental health crisis I was also a young mother struggling with the transition of going from having free time and a social life to having another person depend on me for everything.It didn’t cross my mind that my experience during a manic episode would be made a lot more intense and stressful due to my race and my young age.After sleepless nights that escalated.

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