Hi there! My name is Dr. Rachel Kallem Whitman and I’m an educator, advocate, writer, and public speaker who has been shacking up with bipolar disorder since 2000.
The “Dr.” is silent. The bad jokes are loud. You can’t have education without curiosity so if you’ve come to my website looking to better understand disability and mental illness I’d love to learn with you.
Instability in Six Colors is Dr. Rachel Kallem Whitman's debut publication: a collection of personal essays, poems, and pastiche pieces that reflect upon her lived experience with bipolar disorder. Through the use of six different colors, Whitman chronicles the cyclic nature of bipolar disorder and how it affects her personal relationships as well as her relationship with her body. Instability in Six Colors is both a memoir and an abstraction, a study in creativity and in perceived experience. This book intimately captures Rachel's inner machinations, inviting the reader inside.
Trigger Warning: This book addresses themes of suicide, self-harm, depression, and contains sexual conduct.
Book reviews for my debut novel!: