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American Badass in the Wilds | Ep. 1: Tanner Resendez (aka Home Sweet Hell)

Tanner introduces himself during a time of turmoil and abuse.

1061_439766719392899_1528621958_nHe faces housing instability, overwhelming poverty and a family who doesn’t recognize he lives with a severe mental illness: borderline personality disorder with psychotic features.

“I talk and speak with things that other people can’t see, and they don’t tell me bad things.

I’m not that unlucky.”

— Tanner Resendez, American Badass Advocate in the Wild

Continue reading American Badass in the Wilds | Ep. 1: Tanner Resendez (aka Home Sweet Hell)

American Badass Advocates: Founder Eve Hinson Talks About Life before and after PTSD/FND

By Eve Hinson, American Badass Advocates Founder (Originally published Sept. 2014 on Quirkybirdwords.com)

1604478_10151901541542823_574671301_nOne in four is challenged with a mental health illness, and one in 17 is challenged with a severe mental illness. I am that one.

In 2010, I triggered with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures and PTSD. Before becoming mentally disabled, I was an online designer, social media guru and nationally-syndicated blogger. After the trigger, I lost six-years of memory, day-to-day tracking of time, ability to talk and be understood, and my cognitive abilities dissipated at a rapid rate. I also struggled with body tics, tremors, seizures and chronic struck-by-lightening pain. At one point, help was needed with mobility and basic self-care. Continue reading American Badass Advocates: Founder Eve Hinson Talks About Life before and after PTSD/FND

Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (June 8-9ish.2016)

13308442_10153550898752823_8776277387680163880_oIn this one Eve talks about missing her youngest son’s 6th grade promotion due to of limitations living with a brain disorder.

Later Rhonda and Eve hit the road for The Blue October American Badass Advocates Road Trip. Bombdiggity!

And the food … is incredible. INCREDIBLE. Continue reading Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (June 8-9ish.2016)

Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (June 3rd-ish.2016)

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Eve Hinson | American Badass Advocates Founder

In this one Eve takes on the lyrics from The Jay & Silent Bob Rap — with a twist to Snapchat filter faces. And shows off her new hairdo. Yup, that’s pretty much it.

Always the faces and nerd jokes. Always.

 

 

Continue reading Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (June 3rd-ish.2016)

The Week In Neurodiversity – Do Kids and Adults Have Different ADHD? (06/03/16)

The Week In Neurodiversity – Do Kids and Adults Have Different ADHD? (06/03/16)

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This week- adult ADHD may differ from that of children, twins with OCD under go a new surgery, a documentary sheds light on epilepsy, and more! Continue reading The Week In Neurodiversity – Do Kids and Adults Have Different ADHD? (06/03/16)

Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (May 25 – 26ish.2016)

13308647_10153547260247823_1631499659923125635_oIn this one Eve talks about the disparity of life insurance after being disabled by mental illness, PTSD & FND. Also, A look back at career life and the letter that signified the end.

American Badass Tanner visits the Treehouse. Also Eve is trying her damnest to exhale a lungful of better than medicinal cannabis advocate, Periscope star, @evan206.

Massive failure. Total Whisper lung. Continue reading Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (May 25 – 26ish.2016)

Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (May 24ish.2016)

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In this one Eve had fun with The Littles and then it was back to work on AmericanBadassAdvocates.org. She shares a story about a millennial not knowing where or what Haight-Ashbury was about. (It hurttsss)

Eve talks about neurodiversity and some of what’s included. Selfie filters prompt a desire to watch “Super Troopers.”

It’s like Christmas morning when Rhonda brings over a package delivered to American Badass Advocates — it’s … SWAG. Continue reading Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (May 24ish.2016)

Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (May 23ish.2016)

13007124_10208814841949612_8511638952981495099_nIn this one Eve shares about a book contest for “To Write Love On Her Arms” hosted by Kings River Life Magazine.

Nothing is funnier than a young Autistic woman sayin’ it like it is. Eve laughs long and hard, then hits repeat. It’s a hamburger birthday cake celebration later on.

Also, X-men filters takeover … once Eve’s kids find them. Continue reading Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (May 23ish.2016)

Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (May 22ish.2016)

 

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In this one Rhonda struggles through a rough neuro-atypical morning the day after the big fundraiser. Both she and Eve work through the aftermath of overdoing it.

Eve’s house guests today include Wilson. Can do anything as long as Wilson is there.

Badass Dog, Cally, makes an appearance too. Continue reading Snapchat Diaries: Everyday Lives of the Neurodiverse (May 22ish.2016)

Life After PTSD & FND: A Worthy Life

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Eve Hinson, 2012 on left. Eve and her daughter in 2016.

By Eve Hinson | American Badass Advocate

(Previously Valley Voices, The Fresno Bee | 2015)

One in four is challenged with a mental health illness. I am that one. In 2010, I triggered with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures and PTSD. Before becoming mentally disabled, I was an online designer, social media guru and nationally syndicated blogger. After the trigger, I lost six-years of memory, day-to-day tracking of time, ability to talk and be understood, and my cognitive abilities dissipated at a rapid rate. I also struggled with body tics, tremors, seizures and chronic struck-by-lightening pain. At one point, I needed help  with mobility and basic self-care. Continue reading Life After PTSD & FND: A Worthy Life