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Would you like to read some of my articles & poems?


Medium: @abbypeytonlaporte



Or watch comedy clips,
an informal 22 minute stand up special,
& poems read aloud?


YouTube: Abby Laporte's YouTube

Fun fact, most of the poems have bespoke (lol) paintings as cover art, too :)


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I hope you enjoy what I've created and posted! 


Please feel welcome to send a message with any thoughts, ideas, or questions.


Bio:


Abby Peyton Laporte is a writer, public speaker, and standup comic, advocating for people with type I bipolar with psychosis and, more generally, neurodiversity.Laporte holds an MFA in Narrative Medicine writing from Dominican University of California and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Biology & Humanities.


Her previously published work also includes topics spanning from spirituality, identity and privilege, hEDS, obsessive-compulsive disorder, surviving partnered violence, health, tech & futurism, physical embodiment, romantic tendencies, resilience, and persistent optimism. 



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I received my graduate degree in summer of 2023 as an MFA in creative writing with a narrative medicine emphasis. I presented my final graduate thesis framework to peers, professors, family, and some friends (and open to the public,) which proceeded a 30 minute excerpt reading from her 111 page selected MFA works, by the title "Lucid, Likable, and Hopefully Sane: The Narrative Medicine of Socio-Psychiatric Recovery." The abstract of this curated collection is available on Dominican Scholar, although the text itself is under embargo per standard practices.


My work is previously published in The Berkeley Times Poetry Edition, Unlimited Literature, and Tuxedo Literary Magazine. I have self-published a debut chapbook, "Bitter Elixir," as well as her undergraduate thesis available from Dominican Scholar, by the title of "Sacred Lucidity: Embodied Identity Through the Lens of Poetry." 


And, if you haven't heard me go on and on about it by now, I have also performed in standup comedy shows from San Francisco to Stockton to San Jose, to a show in New York City.