Ashley Lumpkin – “Six Flags Over This Disorder”

Performed at WoWPS Finals 2020

“Once, a friend described being bipolar as something like a rollercoaster. Like highs and lows and a little fear, but something we all survive. What if you came to the amusement park and they’d done away with every safety harness?”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Ashley Lumpkin, performing at WoWPS Finals 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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