Today, we are thrilled to highlight the published work of Rising Voices of Narcolepsy writers, Anna Marr and Timothy Stroud. Check out their essays and please share to raise awareness!
Why I take sleep more seriously than I take myself
By: Anna Marr
“If you pop a home video in my dad’s dusty VCR, you’ll probably see my sisters and me, circa 2001, improvising news shows or performing trampoline parody concerts in our backyard. That’s all I did as a kid in small-town Ohio: live off making them laugh…”
The confusing joy of being diagnosed with narcolepsy
By: Timothy Stroud
“Growing up in a small farm town in Illinois, I always wanted to stand out and be known for something, but I was incredibly shy and self-conscious about everything. I considered myself to be a good kid and student, mostly because I kept to myself and wouldn’t make waves. When I was in high school, I started experiencing bouts of exhaustion and having difficulties waking up…”