It's My Life and I'll Cry If I Want Too – The Diary of a Bipolar Woman
Kimberly Holmes writes with authenticity and explicit honesty in It's My Life and I'll Cry If I Want Too: The Diary of a Bipolar Woman. Rarely do we find a writer willing to offer such clear-eyed accounts of drug addiction, violence, and abuse as well as love and redemption. Holmes paints an unforgettable picture of life under the influence of drugs, behind bars, and underneath the weight of mental illness. Her tale is sometimes frightening and sometimes comforting. Holmes found light in her darkest hours and discovered joy in her most dire circumstances. Amid Holmes' brutally frank chronicling of her daily realities, her readers may recognize themselves and follow her path toward healing and renewal.
About Kimberly D.Holmes (San Diego, California Author)
Kimberly Holmes was born in Detroit, Michigan. When she was nine years old, she moved with her parents to San Diego, California. At fifteen, she and her siblings were placed in the States foster-care system.
Despite her difficult childhood, Kimberly graduated from high school and acquired a position with the federal government. At twenty-eight-after the birth of her son-she was diagnosed with clinical depression; three years later she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
Today Kimberly is first and foremost an African American mental-health advocate, as well as a part-time psychology student, mental health outreach speaker, companion, and mother to a son who also struggles with mental illness. Kimberly, an inspiring writer, hopes to someday become a motivational speaker.