Working With My Mental Illness

Instead of against it

Amber Fraley

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This is my pupper, Sodapop. Photo by me.

Like most people, I had great expectations for myself when I was young, expectations that never panned out. Mostly that was because it was difficult for me to stay at jobs for very long.

Jobs where I was bored made me want to kill myself. (Literally.) Jobs that kept my mind occupied often came along with personalities and office politics I just…

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Amber Fraley

Writing about abortion rights, mental illness, trauma, narcissistic abuse & survival, politics. Journalist, novelist, wife, mom, Kansan, repro rights activist.