Written by Amy L. 3/31/18
My favorite bedtime book with my little girl is definitely not one of damsels in distress. Our nightly ritual revolves around a bunch of bad ass warrior princesses.
Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, just to name few. Then, there's my DC comic soulmate. If I could mo
rph into any superhero form, female or male, it would be the emotional enigma known as Raven.
Raven, a leader of the Teen Titans, is not one to be reckoned with. Controlled by emotions, she can easily destroy or heal. It's up to her to harness her energy. Daughter of a demonic beast and a depressed mother, it's no wonder Raven is emotionally charged, to say the least. She had no choice.
As someone blessed with Bipolar Type 1, I feel for Raven. Before I was diagnosed two years ago, I took a sick pleasure in torturing souls. Now that I am in recovery, my mantra is kindness wins. I will fight when necessary, however my battles are much fewer and farther between.
I began my journey with NAMI Connections shortly after learning of my gift. I was as broken as they come. The encouragement of my peers kept me going. I had found an unlikely group of superheroes, misfits, who simply fit, when together. Isn't that what superheroes are? So, who is your superhero? Let us know! We'd love to hear your Superpower.