Today in the spotlight via R&R Book Tours is I Didn’t Ask To Be Crazy by Sadee Bee.
I Didn’t Ask to Be Crazy
Publication Date: April 24th, 2022
Genre: Mental Illness/ Poetry/ Essay Collection
I Didn’t Ask to Be Crazy is a collection of poetry and personal essays centered around mental illness. Sadee Bee shares her journey with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and PTSD through creativity and raw honesty. It is a collection designed to convey the message “you are not alone.” Sadee Bee is an up-and-coming poet with great interest in helping others understand that mental illness exists on a spectrum and that not every experience is the same. She hopes others in need find solace in her words and understand that even if suffering cannot be seen on the surface, it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
“I Didn’t Ask to Be Crazy is only the beginning. Yes, the theme is dark and that is intentional. As I write about my life with mental illness, I wanted to highlight the fact that not everything ends up being positive. Sometimes dark moments are just dark moments. This collection itself is representative of my dark moment. While I am on the other side for the moment; take everything written with the knowledge that a lot of people have been where I have. I Didn’t Ask to Be Crazy is only a snippet of time in the wild world that is my mind.” – Sadee Bee
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sadee Bee is a poet and author residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and has been writing since she learned to hold a pen. An avid reader from a young age, Sadee Bee spent her time creating her own stories both on paper and in life. Diagnosed in her early twenties with Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and PTSD; she spent a long time trying to make sense of her own world and mind. Poetry, personal essays, and occasionally fiction have been an outlet for heavy feelings and past traumas. Sadee uses her work to shine a light on the hidden parts of mental illness and the effects of childhood trauma. She also speaks about her specific experiences regarding trauma and mental illness as a black queer woman in black communities. Sadee Bee is ever-evolving, as living with mental illness is never a straight line, and hopes to be a voice and advocate for those like her. Sadee Bee currently lives a quiet life with her husband and two cats. A chronic homebody, Sadee relishes in a day of silence to read, write, or sleep.