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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help me become a published author and in doing so, spread awareness about borderline personality disorder. Twitter @happimess73

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My love for poetry springs not only from a creative background (my father was an artist) but also I believe, from repeated trauma followed by mental illness.

Namely : Abuse in early childhood, my father's death at twelve, sexual assault in my late teens and early twenties. I have been mentally ill for what feels like most of my life. I felt and still often feel excluded from life. I was a ghost, an unwritten story. Filled with rage, a drop out. Impulsive, empathetic to the extreme, hyper sensitive, agoraphobic and many other symptoms.

In 2016, at forty three years old, I was finally diagnosed with BPD, borderline personality disorder, also known as EUPD, emotionally unstable personality disorder. It blew the lid off years of confusion and turmoil. Up until that point I had been writing on and off but not sharing my work.

In Jan 2018, I returned to Twitter, @happimess73. I was met with interest, positive feedback and genuine support. This has prompted me to pursue my dream to publish a book of poems about mental illness, love, sex, drugs, alcohol, family, friends and the world's fragility through the eyes of a poet with borderline.

Of course I don't expect everyone to donate but reading this and sharing the just giving link would be really helpful. Should you decide to donate, I guarantee your name will appear in the book as a personal dedication in appreciation.

Thank you.

Anne Marie

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    15 days ago

    I am so grateful for the money raised. You have brought nothing but goodness and hope to an otherwise dark time. Thank you.

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    21 days ago

    52% in! Keep sharing and donating, you amazing people. Thank you.

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  • Jamie Mclelland

    Jamie Mclelland

    Feb 12, 2019

    So sorry I’m late sister , the great George Bernard Shaw said “ better never than late “, and I shall humbly agree but ask your forgiveness .

    £30.00

  • Ian Richards

    Ian Richards

    Feb 5, 2019

    X That's 100%!

    £75.00

  • Spencer Ball

    Spencer Ball

    Feb 1, 2019

    From your pal (and a big fan of your poetry). I can't wait to see this come to fruition xxx

    £50.00

  • Richard J Weaver

    Richard J Weaver

    Jan 31, 2019

    We're all behind you!

    £20.00

  • Adina

    Adina

    Jan 31, 2019

    Good luck with all your dreams , you are a wonderful person, I am looking forward to read the book.

    £20.00

  • Ed Darcy

    Ed Darcy

    Jan 31, 2019

    You deserve to get this up and running. Best of luck!

    £20.00

  • Leila Lozoya Jamison

    Leila Lozoya Jamison

    Jan 29, 2019

    I can’t wait to have it in my hands 😊

    £30.00

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Anne Marie O'Dwyer Silbiger

Anne Marie O'Dwyer Silbiger

London

Poet. Born in Co. Limerick. I left Ireland at 19. I have lived in Belgium and Greece before settling in London.

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