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I’ve been starting to share my mental health journey more publicly but let me back up to the beginning.

The short story is this year, at the age of 30, I was diagnosed as bipolar after my PCP prescribed me Lexapro which triggered a manic episode and landed me in inpatient. 1/?
The past year has been a tough personal journey for me between work changes and physical surgeries. In January/February, I was feeling the strain on my mental health. 2/?
In February, not only was I calling for @GovernorVA’s resignation as part of RVA Dirt, but I was investing a lot of long hours into renovating my office space to set up the agency.

Sidenote: YO #ResignRalph

Anyway... 3/?
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In the name of accountability and transparency, #RVAMayor @LevarStoney, can you and your Police Chief clarify the @RichmondPolice press release today regarding the completion of the #MarcusDavidPeters investigation and what you and Durham have committed. #HelpNotDeath (1/14)
In this press release, it is stated that Durham will host a discussion AFTER the CA’s office reviews the report. Durham also states that the promised community meeting is to explain and educate.

Will this be a discussion or lecture? (2/14) #HelpNotDeath #MarcusDavidPeters
A lecture doesn’t seem to meet the family’s demand for Durham and Stoney to attend a community meeting to discuss police, procedures, and accountability. Durham’s statement sounds like an informational session about curriculum. (3/14)
#HelpNotDeath #MarcusDavidPeters
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Just arrived at the community meeting to call for justice and accountability for #MarcusDavidPeters. There are chairs reserved for #RVAMayor @LevarStoney and @RichmondPolice Chief Durham. Will they come to fill them? #HelpNotDeath 🧜🏻‍♀️
The demands and additional information. #MarcusDavidPeters #HelpNotDeath 🧜🏻‍♀️
We are about to get started and I’m counting over 75 attendees. No #RVAMayor or Chief Durham at this point but 9th District #RVACouncil member @thedrmikejones is in attendance. #MarcusDavidPeters #HelpNotDeath 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Thread: About a week ago, I, and a few other students, reached out to Marcus’ family about writing a etter to VCU on their silence surrounding the unjustified killing of Marcus-David Peters

#18daysfor18seconds #MarcusDavidPeters #vcu #rva #JusticeAndReformation #HelpNotDeath
We sat down and started drafting carefully pulling pieces out of VCU’s strategic plan where they have made promises to students and the community.

#18daysfor18seconds #MarcusDavidPeters #rva #vcu #HelpNotDeath
After review by the family, we were asked to read a portion of the letter at the march on Saturday. You can view myself and @khudaiii speaking here (and the other lovely speakers from Saturday!)

#18daysfor18seconds #MarcusDavidPeters #HelpNotDeath #vcu
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