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Friday, March 2, 2018

I want a president with mental illness

I want a president with mental illness...
I want a president who's learned the hard way that they have to take their meds.
I want a president who's had to find the strength to leave the house after two weeks in bed.
I want a president who had to discover that the high highs, where you're ready to repaint the whole house and write the novel and master French cooking don't last and are paid for with the low lows.
I want a president who's fired their counselor for not understanding that they don't choose to be like this.
I want a president who felt like they had to apologize to their family for having a brain that couldn't figure out how to make certain chemicals.
I want a president who knows what it's like for one good day to be the accomplishment of a lifetime,
what it's like to have to fight through the lies your mind is telling you to show the world that you're worth something,
what it's like to feel joy and shame at the same time for passing as someone who's healthy.
I want a president with mental illness.

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