I am a 27-year-old freelance journalist with a bipolar illness. I feel particuarly passionate about raising people’s awareness and acceptance of mental illness, giving people something to giggle about and living life to the full. I am lucky enough to have a supportive family, wonderful friends and a boyfriend whom I am rather taken with.
This year I will be continuing to raise awareness of mental health issues with a particular focus on reducing suicide rates.
I will be wearing a total of 208 shoes, two different pairs a week. Shoes that are donated along with many of my own will be sold at the end of the year to raise money for Mind and Bipolar UK .
The topic of posts will be similar to my 2010 Project when I wore a different dress every day to raise money for Mind and the Brandon Unit, a mental health care facility in Leicestershire.
I will be posting pictures of the shoes at the beginning of each week and further pictures throughout the week as before.
I am aware the aim is ambitious, and that the project will have its difficulties but I am determined. We need to help ‘stomp out suicide’ and we need to do it now.
Also expect contributions from guest bloggers who are all really rather good at what they do and what they write.