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Melody Moezzi

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Melody Moezzi is a writer, activist, attorney and award-winning author. Her latest book is the critically acclaimed memoir Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, now in paperback. Her first book, War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, earned her a Georgia Author of the Year Award and a Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Honorable Mention in 2007.

Moezzi's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Beast, Al Arabiya, The South China Morning Post, Hürriyet, The Straits Times, Parabola and The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, among many other outlets.

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Melody Moezzi I think it depends on your circumstances, but personally, it has been absolutely better for me to fight--by which I mean to speak up, be public about…moreI think it depends on your circumstances, but personally, it has been absolutely better for me to fight--by which I mean to speak up, be public about my condition, and thereby take a strong stand against sanism. I know that it's not for everyone. I have certain privileges--a literary career that allows for more neurodivergence, supportive family and friends, meds that work for me, access to regular therapy, access to education and healthcare in general, etc.--that have made it easier for me to speak up than it might be for others. Point being, I think it's worth taking an inventory of where you have privilege and how you can best use it. Hope this answers your question, Jeffery :) (less)
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“Telling someone who is manic that she's manic is like telling a dictator that he's a dick. Neither is going to admit it, and both are willing to torture you to prove their points.”
Melody Moezzi, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life

“Insomuch as the structure of this book parallels that of my own mind, it boasts about as much order and linearity as a hallucination.”
Melody Moezzi, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life

“I can never tell when a color on one end of the spectrum will begin to bleed into one on the other, when the aims of my classically “goal-directed” manic propensities will direct themselves toward the morbid obsessions of my depressive vulnerabilities. And therein lies my most terrifying neurological deficit: a devil that I know exists, one that I’ve met before and never wish to meet again; one for which my own mind is unavoidably”
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“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
Theodore Roosevelt




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Melody Moezzi Hey Nancy! So great to be connected here and thanks for sharing my pieces on FB! I just started using goodreads, and I LOVE it. Anyway, excited to see what books you'll be recommending :)


Nancy Werking Poling You and I met at the writing conference in Rome, GA. Had visitors from Chicago the past few days who said how much they have appreciated pieces of yours that I've passed on via Facebook. Glad to connect with you here too.


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