Tina Burgess, BPD survivor, was kind enough to answer some questions I had about Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been through so much and has come out a brave, strong individual. I’m so happy to have her here today.
Mental illness comes with a nasty stigma attached. It sucks, it’s awful, wrong, and ignorant.
- lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.“he was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid”
Okay, Aamir says, and I try to roll my eyes but my happiness betrays me. In an attempt to hide the effect of his friendship I tilt my smile to the sky. The stars are faded and broken, hidden above a veil of smog and dust blown in from one desert or the other.
Earlier today, I was lucky enough to celebrate the launch of A Berlin Story by Tiffani Burnett-Velez (who assisted me with the Russian dialogue in Paper Souls) by answering some of her questions about Paper Souls. I’ve also read the novella, which is beautifully written. You can read my five-star review of it on GU next week.
Below is a transcript of the interview. Enjoy.