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Evolution of Eve | Thoughts From The Psych Ward

Stanford Hospital

In the ward I’ve seen haggard, pale and lost faces wandering the halls as the days go, in our new routines, detoxing from the meds the other doctors who didn’t understand how to help, popped down our gullets and created dependent, addicted crazy people.

Eve Hinson | era 2013

(From My Journal During Stay In Stanford Psychiatric Ward | 09.2013)

Well, as society would tell you, we were already crazy, but now addicted as well.

Then as we meander through our meetings, shaky hands and limbs, detoxing off our Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and Ativan, limited to a certain amount. In my case, one Ativan a day.


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Evolution of Eve | Rediscovering life then and exploring the now 

By Eve Hinson, Badass Founder & Contributor |  @badassactivist | Facebook | Instagram Pinterest | Tumblr

Memory loss, scattered focus, inability to track time, and an ill-known stigmatized neurological disorder, plus PTSD symptoms, have erased or complicated recall of Eve’s first 37 years of life.

Now in her mid-40s, Eve is Autistic AF and left with a brain that doesn’t include filters (she says fuck. a lot), likes to glitch and, after a memory wipe, created a new personhood. Eve is different to those who’ve known her from childhood. She is unknown even to herself and seeking to learn about her life from back then, and embracing life now.

This series focuses on self-discovery after the onset of severe mental illness, memory loss and permanent disability. It’s a different life and a worthy life.

Contact Eve | americanbadassactivists@gmail.com

By Eve Reiland

Contact | internationalbadassactivists@gmail.com

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