Julie Everson shares two poems from the depth of her pain and anguish, finally shining light on the darkest places in her. She feels her mental illness is trapping her in a cage and though she doesn’t know the level of recovery she can achieve, she is grateful for words to help her escape. She feels there are others suffering as she does, feeling alone in their own world. She writes to reach out to you.
Julie Everson has had borderline personality disorder all her life and always felt somewhat like a freak. Never quite fitting in, like a pear trying to blend in with a bunch of pineapples! This poem is about lying awake, feverish, watching all the scenes of her life flash by and trying to deal with them. To deal with the person she was.
Julie Everson poetically describes her life with borderline personality disorder.
Julie Everson went from being left on the streets as a baby to psychiatric wards & group homes with BPD. Today she dreams of helping others by sharing her story.