Check out this guest post by Miriam Drori over on the Story Reading Ape blog.
The process of writing Cultivating a Fuji, the uplifting story of a social anxiety survivor follows my development as an author.
When I first discovered the term social anxiety and went on to meet, online, many others who lived with this mental disorder, I was working as a technical writer. Over a year or two of reading the posts on a social anxiety forum, I became increasingly passionate about the need to tell the world about this thing. While other mental conditions have sprung into public awareness, social anxiety, by its very nature, has remained hidden. That means that it’s not understood. It also leads to sufferers themselves being unaware of communities that could provide help and support. “I thought I was the only one,” is a much too common sentence in online forums.
How could I bring social anxiety to public notice? All too aware of my abysmal…
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