I’ve been writing here on and off since 2014, and never, until now have I experienced hostility as a result.
For some reason, someone is attempting to use my writings against me. They are suggesting various posts (I’m unclear which though, as they haven’t specified and I haven’t named anyone) are about them and suggesting they have taken ‘legal action’ as a result of my apparently ‘defamatory’ comments. They also suggested that I am not a strong person.
Now, the person in question has never met me, therefore does not actually know me in any way other than having read what is here. They have sent me unsolicited messages via Facebook and email, despite me requesting they refrain from doing so numerous times. They’re making a special effort to achieve something, but I’m unsure what, exactly. They are taking time out of their life to not only read through all of my blog (as I’ve said though – every reader counts!), and send unecessary and spiteful messages.
I’d like to take this opportunity to say to this person – feel free to put your name to any of the posts you think are about you. It’ll be quite interesting to see which posts you think are about you. Perhaps even think about WHY they have been written too.
I don’t intend to stop writing here, and the messages I have received, along with the public posts made about me on Facebook, and the slanderous and defamatory remarks made about me have given me opportunity to think, on a very personal level, about discrimination experienced as a result of being diagnosed with a mental illness, and for that inspiration I am quite greatful.
To use my own experiences to raise awareness of issues surrounding mental health is the reason I carry on writing.
Because I am a strong woman.