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  FIP Spotlight

Meet Mandi Foster!

For this month’s Formidably Impressive Person, I’m so happy to feature an amazing individual I have known for about ten years, Mandi Foster. I first met Mandi through friends at the Georgia Renaissance Festival, and in the time I’ve know her I’ve always seen her as someone who exudes strength and positivity – even while dealing with some really tough stuff. We’ve both reached out to one  ...

  New Blog Posts, Series

Dealing with Grief: Anger

When I started this series on dealing with grief at the beginning of the year, I didn’t realize just how much it would affect the year ahead. I had just lost my grandfather, a wonderful man who was truly a second father to me, and I knew that my life would forever be changed. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to write about grief and the various ways it shows up in our lives  ...

  New Blog Posts

My Sudden Hindsight

When I first started my Sudden Sight personal blog on WordPress in 2011, it was because I wanted a place to share my experiences of recovery. If I wanted to take back my life and become a writer, I had to start somewhere. Where better to start than with my own life experiences? My first post was the night before a major eye surgery that I believed, after three years of pain and surgeries,  ...

  FIP Spotlight

Meet Kristin Oja!

As the creator of My Sudden Sight, I – Alex Carter – have written primarily about my own experiences with chronic illness. But it was never my intention to share only my story. There are so many amazing people out there living their own incredible stories and helping to make modern wellness practices the best they can be. I am pleased to introduce a new monthly segment to the blog  ...

  New Blog Posts, Series

Dealing with Grief: Depression

PLEASE NOTE: This post differs from the others in this series. It is stream of conscious and intended as insight into what if feels like to deal with chronic depression. I do not claim this to be everyone’s experiences with depressive grief. Nor do I claim to know how everyone can best deal with any form of grief, especially depression. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for any  ...
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  New Blog Posts, Series

Dealing with Grief: Denial

It has been far too long since I began the Grief Series, and denial is probably a big part of that! And by “probably,” I mean “definitely.” In January, my maternal grandfather passed away. Although our extended family has largely stayed connected through its matriarchs, this came as a major blow to us all. Dente (one of those weird nicknames given to him by a beloved granddaughter – cough –  ...

  New Blog Posts

Not My Face: The Seen and Unseen Aftermath of Medical Trauma

Presented at the Critical Juncture 2017: The Role of Art at the Art@Work Program by Alexandra C. Pauley. Originally presented at a 2016 Bleux Stockings Society safe space show in Atlanta for the theme, “Beauty.” Warning: Graphic Images Below   I have always been beautiful. Growing up, I was thin even though I ate like a racehorse. I managed to get out of braces before high  ...

  Depth Perception News, New Blog Posts

Meet the Original Cast

Depth Perception premiered at the Atlanta Fringe Festival June 7-10, 2018, winning the Audience Choice Award for ensemble show. The show was produced by Alex Carter, who wrote and directed the show, and Tenaya Cleveland, who starred as Maxine. The original set was designed and built by Ellaree Yeagley. The mask used in the show was conceptualized and made by Lucas Ryan, Joyce N. Ryan, who  ...