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Hey There - I'm Brittany

I am a Michigander through and through but I love to travel! The world is so unique and just waiting to be explored. When I'm not traveling, I work, write, and read.

My hobbies include reading and writing—my goal is to be a full-time author someday. I enjoy writing creative pieces such as fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. I am even working on a novel (or a few at the same time since I have way too many ideas!). 

I also enjoy photography - I love capturing images of anything and everything that tells a story. The rest of my free time is spent hanging out with my friends and family.

This is me standing by a llama that looks like Kuzco from Emperor's New Groove. I love animals and wanted to showcase that.

Why the name Hyperactive Raven?

I have always been very passionate about mental health, sexual abuse, and everything that falls under its scope. I graduated from Kuyper College with a Bachelors of Social Work so that I could understand and help those struggling with their mental health. The purpose of this blog is to educate, encourage, and support you in your mental health. I will discuss mental health, mental and developmental disorders, sexual abuse, writing with ADHD, and more.

As someone who struggles with my mental health: anxiety and ADHD; I know the importance of feeling like you are not alone, like you are not going crazy. It is my goal to make you feel validated, listened to, and appreciated, and hopefully settle some fears you may have. 

Now, the name of this blog might sound weird at first, but hopefully, the hyperactive part makes sense now. The second part of it might not until I expand on it a little more. I have always liked ravens—one of the coolest birds, in my opinion. I chose to include them in the title of the blog because these birds are inquisitive, curious, and persistent which is a lot like me! If I don't know something that I'm curious about, I'll google it until I understand it. Ravens are also playful and love to bring gifts—I also love to have fun and if you ask any of my friends or family, you will know that I like to buy gifts (way too much, just ask my bank account). Ravens also remember people who have been nice to them—in this way, I am also a raven. Ravens use gestures to communicate—I have been known to talk with my hands (I get it from my father). Hyperactive Raven is the name of this blog because certain disorders come with hyperactivity (mine does, of the mind at least) and ravens are loveable fun creatures that people may be uncomfortable or scared around, yet they don't need to be. It's my goal to change people's opinions about mental health and the stigma around it.

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