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Collection of poems and drawings about fear, pain, hope and living with mental illness. Read more

Portland, OR Poetry
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Collection of poems and drawings about fear, pain, hope and living with mental illness.

Portland, OR Poetry
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SECOND GOAL REACHED! lets see if we can get to 500!, that is only 84 more dollars! I will be able to print more copies and promote and celebrate the book with a party!

REACHED THE GOAL! Now I can print 100 copies of this book. If I can raise 150 more dollars, I will be able to not only get the book out to stores in other cities, but get the word out! 

I started writing poetry in my head around the same time I first started experiencing mental illness. Because of this, these two things have become inseparably intertwined for me. 

I believe our culture needs more honest and empowering stories about mental illness. My goal with this project is to share my stories with everybody. Shadows and Spikes is a collection of about 30 of my poems and drawings that deal with pain, hope, fear and living with mental illness.

As you can see, I am not asking for a lot of money. I want to make this project as affordable and accessible as possible, so I am just asking for what I need to print 100 copies of Shadows and Spikes. Any extra money raised will go toward printing more copies and promoting the collection.

Shadows and Spikes book cover
Shadows and Spikes book cover
Sample page for the poem Winged
Sample page for the poem Winged
Sample page for the poem Finuk
Sample page for the poem Finuk

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    A small "love yourself more" card, a copy of Shadows and Spikes, 2 small monster prints, 1 12x12 ribcage print and One poem emailed to you every other week for a year!

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