About Me

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

I spent most of my 20’s focusing on church activities and doing things I loved to do: helping people think better about Jesus, the Bible, faith, and church. At some point, I got burned out, cynical, and began to question if the way we do church really makes sense. Now I’m kind of in a weird post-evangelical spiritual wilderness where I’m dissatisfied with church but hungry for God.

When I was 28, I was diagnosed Bipolar 2.  I write about what 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 at the Shattering Stigma conference.

I’ve been blogging for 10 years or so, and am in process of writing my first full length book. I currently am featured in a book about fatherhood and am a staff writer for Bedlam Magazine.

My wife, my two wonderful boys, and I live in Portland, OR.

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