The Unexpected Shape

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Esmé Weijun Wang

"To help manage and offer guidance, [Esmé Weijun Wang] started an online business focused on building legacy and resilience for creatives, offering e-courses in guided meditation and restorative journaling for writers — telling stories about her own stories as an emerging writer living with challenges and limitations."

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What do you say when someone tells you about their mental health diagnosis?

the unexpected shape

What do you say when someone tells you about their mental health diagnosis?

There are plenty of pieces out there, I’ve found, about what not to say. (Example: Do not tell a person experiencing clinical depression to “get over it,” or to “snap out of it.”) But less common are the pieces that advise us on what’s in the right ballpark. Listen to me read this piece here: […]

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