Like a zillion other people in the world, I follow Humans of New York. Some of the photos I see make me think, you know, this is cool and all, but seems a bit schlocky and tries a bit too hard to pull at the heartstrings. That’s the cynic in me speaking. Sometimes he’s right, sometimes he’s … Continued
About Tristan Baggins
I have always wondered where to start with these bios, but I guess it’s always best to start at the beginning. I’m in my early-30s and I’m passionate about NBA basketball, heavy metal, hardcore, my cat, my friends, writing prose and poetry, helping people, craft beer and mental health. I am also diagnosed with Bipolar II; the clinical definition might have changed with the release of DSM V, but the title doesn't change my experience. The bulk of my 20's were defined by erratic behaviour, depression, paranoia, anxiety, and, if I’m being honest with myself, a lot of inadvertent self-harm and self-destructive behaviour. What I learned coming through on the other side of the tunnel is that the light’s there, it’s not a myth, and it’s worth reaching towards.