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

My name is Lauren Alex Hooper and I’m twenty five 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’m currently doing a Masters in songwriting and I’m in the middle of releasing my first EP, Honest. Songwriting is my favourite thing in the world and the only time I feel truly calm is when I’ve just 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, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The symptoms tend to almost take turns, vying for centre stage, but at the moment, every day is a battle.

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.

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