Melody's Story Pt 2 (of 2): Iranian-American Author & Attorney Busts Bipolar Stigma & Islamophobia
In Part 1 of Melody's Story, we met Melody Moezzi, a 32-year old Iranian-American Muslim who has Bipolar I. Melody is a successful attorney, author, and advocate. She's been a commentator on NPR and CNN. She blogs for the Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, and bp magazine (aka bipolar magazine). Her first book, War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, was published in 2007. (To learn more about Melody's work, visit her webiste at www.melodymoezzi.com.) In the previous podcast, Melody described her worst experience with anti-bipolar stigma and harmful stereotypes society has of Muslims. In this podcast, Part 2, Melody tells us how she does it all. How does she manage to be so successful despite bipolar disorder? Can a person actually use her mental illness to become successful?
- Were you encouraged by Melody's successs?
- Has having bipolar disorder actually helped you pursue goals?
--Jessica Lynn Gimeno
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