borderlinePhD

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Education
Occupation Author, Professor, Administrator
Location Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Introduction I believe in bold lines, strange truths, off rhymes, and the art of the glimpse. I like kittenish vignettes, ruthless sunsets, and long walks on the hard beach of relentless self-inquiry. My newest book, GIRL IN NEED OF A TOURNIQUET, is a story about coming of age, coming out, coming to terms with grief, and becoming borderline. This blog picks up the many loose threads, reflections, and insatiable research on manic defenses, bizarre symptoms, the obstacle course of emotional recovery, the revision of the DSM-V, and the borderline personality of media and celebrity culture - among other random notes, stories, comments, and newly discovered therapeutic tools. I am currently at work on my next critical memoir (and by currently, I mean, in fits and starts between other projects and/or as soon as I can clear my desk to sit down and concentrate on crafting narrative), where I will trace the interrelated topics of addiction, disorganized attachment, imago therapy, and the first year of my very own borderline/narcissist marriage.