Doing research with bipolar disorder – Kimberly Fiock

After posting my latest blog article on how I manage to do my research job with depression, I got an overwhelming response from people. Everyone appreciate my bravery, but the truth is that I am no brave at all. This is my reality. I live with my disability every single day. That blog article was also part of a series of article I intended to write about women with disability in research. Kimberly kindly agreed to share her experience of doing research with dipolar disorder and I absolutely love her article and how it feels like to live with an invisible disability.

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How I do my job with depression

I have been meaning to write this article for a very long time, but never found the right time to do it. I am a bit obsessed with having themes on my social media pages and posting the right things at the right time. So, I thought to write about my job and my depression in occasion of women’s history month and IWD2021. I also struggled a lot with finding my voice and defining my brand on social media. Although I kept posting and acting as normal, my internal struggle was real. It took a long year for me to redefine my own identity and personality after covid, PhD, moving to a different city and starting life from scratch again. I guess this will be a never-ending project, but I will talk about it in a separate article.

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