Surfing bipolar. Note #2
In Surfing Bipolar: Note 1, I explored the intersection between surfing, ocean waves, and bipolar disorder. Today, I continue by exploring how bipolar mood waves (episodes) reflect the nature of the ocean. When I first started surfing, I categorized waves as small, big, very big, and huge-deadly. Since then, I’ve learned a few things about waves.
How Yarn Helped Me Find Myself and My Community
I liked my life there. I liked myself too. I was a single mom with a preschooler who made the bold move to emigrate from Russia to Finland to get her Master’s of Arts degree. The move wasn’t easy, but I found a place where I felt like I belonged. I was developing, creating, and living up to my potential.
Surfing bipolar. Note #1.
Hello, I’m Varvara. I am a coder, designer, artist, mom, wife, storyteller, surfer, and I have bipolar disorder. One day, I hope to write a book about my experience of going through life with bipolar disorder. In the meantime, I’m starting with a smaller step: writing monthly articles on the connections between surfing and bipolar disorder.
Friends not followers
👋Hi, I’m Varvara, I like to share, I like to connect, and I like to bring value. I recently realized that I’ve been sharing stories of my life with my digital audience since adolescence. I connect with the world around me through these stories and it's been a source of great personal value for me. Now I want to give back and provide the value to those who come to connect with me online.
Social Ryijy: Story of a Logo
Hi there! It's Varvara here, the artist and the motion energy behind Social Ryijy art project that I recently introduced here on Vocal: Community's Ryijy.
Hi, My name is Varvara, I am a textile artist, researcher and the motion energy behind the Social Ryijy art project. There are two parts of it: the digital is only starting to come together, so that the project becomes more accessible to people around the world, but the analogue part of the project has a history of connecting many stories of people who already participated in it.