Hi! Hello! Nice to meet you! Welcome to my bio…

My name is Lauren Alex Hooper and I’m twenty three years old.

I’ve been writing all my life, from little books I made myself (mainly about my cat) to diaries to songs. Writing helps me make sense of the world. I’ve just finished a degree in songwriting and I’m working on my first release as a songwriter. Songwriting is my favourite thing in the world and the only time I feel truly calm is when I’ve finished a song.

That’s one half of my life. The other half of my life is my struggle with my mental health. Of course, this often overwhelms the other half. It often overwhelms everything. At this point in time, I have been diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The diagnoses are still pretty new but I’ve been living with the symptoms for a really long time.

I’ve done a lot of writing about my experiences with mental illness but it’s only ever been for me. It’s only ever been a method of coping. But I’ve been wondering for a while about sharing some of that. I know it would’ve really helped me to know that someone else was feeling how I was feeling. So here goes. I guess we’ll see what happens.