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About This Anthology Project
After bonding over their mutual struggles with mental illness, Jessica Azar and Alyson Herzig realized that HUMOR had been crucial in surviving their battles. Knowing that many people suffer in silence, scared of the reactions of others, Azar and Herzig both felt the call to help others 'Laugh Stigma Into Submission'. Join their mission by reading this book. All contributors will be donating a portion of their proceeds to a charity.
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Kathryn Leehane is a writer and humorist living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children. Along with inhaling books, bacon and Pinot Noir, she writes the humor blog, Foxy Wine PocketFoxy Wine Pocket, where she shares twisted (and only sometimes exaggerated and inappropriate) stories about her life as a mother,[…]
You can find Leighann at Multitasking Mumma where she writes about allergy awareness, mental health advocacy, and family hilarity. She has been featured in World Mom’s Blog and on Blogher. She lives happily with her husband and daughter in Ontario Canada where she works full time while pursuing her writing career. 1) What’s something you’ve[…]
Lauren B. Stevens is a freelance writer, whose work can also be found on The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and Care.com. When she’s not chasing her rambunctious toddler, Lauren can be found blogging about Parenting and Women’s Issues at 1) What’s something you’ve learned from living with a mental illness? I am not alone. By[…]
Kristin is a California native with roots in France and New York City. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and studied creative writing at Columbia University. Life with an alcoholic father triggered much of her struggles from a young age, which persisted through adulthood. The beneficiary from Kristin’s work[…]
Nicole Knepper is a licensed clinical professional counselor, author, blogger and social media addict. Her Moms Who Drink And Swear Facebook community inspired her blog and best-selling book. In a perfect world, she would not be asked to explain why she doesn’t use her gigantic platform as a conduit for cash and celebrity, but the[…]
Katie Hiener is a freelance writer with many passions. Animal Rights, Psychology and the Art of Story Telling find her with fingers flying over a keyboard. A Featured writer for Women Make Waves, a private California Rehab, and the Brookfield Patch, Ms. Hiener dreams of winning the lottery. There you will find her running animal[…]
All four of my kids are still breathing. Award, please. I blog at NicoleLeighShaw.Com where I’ve embarrassed my mother many, many times. 1) What’s something you’ve learned from living with a mental illness? There’s a huge difference between sad and depressed. When I’m sad I may cry, I may be profoundly unhappy or mournful or[…]
Joy aka Evil Joy is wife to one Dr. Evil and mother to four children she lovely refers to as spawn. Joy started blogging in late 2011 as a way to communicate with her family and friends about an illness her family experienced and continues to blog about life as she sees fit. She loves[…]
Michelle is a graduate of the George Washington University with a B.A. in Criminology and her love of Forensics has managed to seep into quite a few of her flash fiction pieces. A self-professed movie and TV snob, she also has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things musical. Scattered Wrecks showcases her short stories, social[…]
An independent writer in many different media, Barbara Trainin Blank is an award-winning contributor of news-feature and feature articles, profiles, and arts reviews and previews to local, regional, and national publications. Trainin Blank also does grant writing and book editing for individuals, organizations, and businesses. She has authored several plays; some have been workshopped or[…]