By Lisa Eskinazi
When the darkness dares me to stray
Yet it is comfortable in its beckoning
Publishing original works by writers with a disability, mental illness or who are deaf.
I’m a 21-Year-old writer from East Gippsland living with Bipolar and Anxiety disorders. I’ve loved writing since I was a small child, creating imaginary lives where I can escape to and be anyone, anywhere. I write horror, fantasy and sci-fi adult fiction that often explores the dark sides of society and humanity.
I have to admit I am a little surprised that Phil doesn’t see it. He just doesn’t appreciate what’s different about Jessica. Of course it’s not the name. I’m very proud of Jessica. Isn’t that what mothers in particular are supposed to be?
An avid lover of of coffee, puns and all things language, Shanygne is a Physics & IT/Education student who advocates for mental health. She only dabbles in political poetry during one of her hypo-manic episodes – an intense mood associated with her diagnosis. She aspires to show that disability is not scary and debilitating but more like her own motto ” welcome to mental illness, you are now (unlimited)”.