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My name is Aaron J. Smith (aka CulturalSavage). I am in my thirties, a father, a writer, a dreamer, and kind of a mess.

When I was 28, I was diagnosed Bipolar 2.  I write about what a life with a mental illness looks like. I’m an advocate for removing the stigma of mental health. I’ve been featured on HuffPost live to talk about living with a mental illness and spoke in 2014 and 2015 at the Shattering Stigma conference.

I’ve been blogging for 10 years or so and am in the never ending process of writing. I currently am featured in Father Factor, StigmaFighters Anthology (Volume 1), and was a staff writer for Bedlam Magazine. I am also a contributor to The Mighty and The Good Men Project.

My family and I live in Portland, OR.

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