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Contact August: ablairpfiz at gmail.com

I'm a freelance writer and blogger, proficient in SEO. I founded Survival is a Talent, a blog supporting writers with a mental illness. My readers enjoy my writing because it is honest and relatable with poetic elements. I've been advocating for mental illness on my blog since 2016. A personal essay and a poem of mine about living with a mental illness have been published in anthologies available in stores. I'm a contributor for Voices of Mental Health and Your Happy Place. I'm a self-care ambassador for Health Storylines, publishing sponsored blog posts on my blog. I've worked with brands like Jittery Monks, nOCD, Thrive, Only Top Reviews, and Masterpiece Mixers. I also intern as a content writer at a marketing agency.

Recent clips: 

Survival is a Talent, May 2018: The App That Reminds Me I'm Not Alone

Voices of Mental Health, March 2018: Coming Out As Schizoaffective

The Mighty, October 2016: This Is Not What Schizophrenia Looks Like

August is available for personal essays, blog posts, content writing, and opinion editorial.

Additional communication availability: Text, chat

Languages: English

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