About the Author

https://optiekvanes.nl/396-dte17290-dating-sites-are-a-waste-of-time.html It feels just a wee bit schizophrenic to write a bio about me, this so called “Author”, in 3rd person (I honestly tried, but my other personalities got jealous). It’s also paralyzing to consider asking someone else to write a biography about me. What if they just suck at writing? Now I am an asshole for not putting up something they worked on for me. What if they say something bad about me? It’s on here, the internet, forever. Do you have any idea how much this domain costs? Seriously, I forgot.  

So, my name is Ian. I am a thirty year old human from Earth and I have been writing for roughly eighteen of those years. The twelve years prior to those eighteen years there exists almost no evidence that I existed, I made sure of it. So, I make art now to prove I exist.

In these three decades I have been told I have lived through more than most; abuse, addiction, homelessness, psychotic breaks, paying rent in Southern California, church cults, genital warts, psychiatric facilities, the 8th season of Game of Thrones…but hey, I am a survivor. A very twitchy survivor who definitely does not use comedy to cope with the above mentioned trauma.

This is a place to build stories and exercise exorcism. To depart from conditioned responses, instinct, and reflex. To showcase all of me, unabashedly, in an attempt at solidarity. To promote vulnerability, through prose and poems. To erase the stigmas of mental health, recovery, and masculinity.

This is unbecoming.

– Ian Galloway