3. The Anchorage Press feature on Billy sheds some light into the sad reality of his life:
“Eventually, I had what’s called rapid-cycling bipolar,” Gibby said while strolling on a sidewalk in Downtown Anchorage. Gibby has been in therapy and on medication for the last 18 months or so. He is fuzzy on the timeline, and says his memory has been bad lately, perhaps due to the medication that has helped stabilize his life. He described the acceleration of his symptoms during the months before he sought help. Rather than feel depressed for no particular reason—a symptom Gibby had experienced for so long he believed it was normal—his moods began to shift faster and his depression became deeper. A monthly moodiness became weekly. Then it became a daily battle. It eventually accelerated into an hourly ordeal. Up one minute, down the next. “I’d be on the top of the world for an hour or so and then I would be at the bottom,” he said. “And sometimes I would look in the mirror and get really depressed.”
5. BuzzFeed covered the phenomenon of “skinvertising” in September of 2012:
As the economy changes, the working class that once powered the nation’s manufacturing economy sees their options dissipating, and dotcoms and the tech industry at large, like many of the new ventures that drive the future economy, have little use for the less educated. What some of these companies could make of these humans, apparently, is objects — walking billboards for their brand. Still, the skinvertisers I managed to track down to have no regrets.
(h/t The Daily Dot)
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