I want to share something that I just happen to discover this morning. As I was drinking my coffee, surfing the internet, and halfway watching The Today Show, someone they were interviewing intrigued me. It seems that the young woman they were interviewing has this blog she started a few years ago where she put a few of her comics. This blog grew into having astronomical amounts of viewers and she has a very wide fan base. I had never heard of her before.
They were showing her comics that were absolutely brilliant. No wonder she is so popular. But then she started talking about how she wrote a book and then no one heard from her on the internet for a very long time. When she finally came back she told everyone she had become horribly depressed. She has done 2 comics based on her experience since then. While depression is a very serious subject, she did these comics in such a way that you would still take them very seriously. It was brilliant. In this way, she has become an advocate for mental illness and it was brave of her to do this.
I want to share what I found with you all. Her brand of comedy is so brilliant but her insight into depression is remarkable. The way she described how she felt is so true to how people feel when they are depressed. (I know, I have depression too).
I wish so much Kaitlyn had been able to read these two comics. I really do think she would have not felt so alone and isolated and may have gotten help. All because of a comic.
Please take the time to watch and read these two pieces. It’s so worth it. Yes, she drops an F bomb a time or two in the comics, but that does not bother me. If it bothers you, she doesn’t do it much and just try to look over it.
First here is The Today Show segment:
Now here is her first piece she did on her depression:
And here is the second and last piece she did on her depression.