I am a stay at home mom to 2 boys, published author of the book 'The Girl Inside: Silent No More', mental health advocate, and speaker. I fight for mental health issues while taking care of my chronically ill son and fighting my own battle with mental and physical illnesses. I have suffered from bipolar 2, anxiety, debilitating depression, PTSD, addiction, suicidality and bulimia. I also have an autoimmune disease known as Ankylosing Spondylitis that leaves me fighting even harder every day as I work through physical pain. These life struggles that I have faced have led me to fight for others who are struggling, as well as taught me how to fight for myself.