Well, by Alias In Town, began by compiling relative journal entries, poetry, essays and original artwork into a scrapbook. The scrapbook project was a personal effort to tell the story of a life journey from the brokenness, disparity and pain of chronic illness, addiction, and mental illness to being Well. This activity morphed into an incredibly vulnerable and emotionally raw book entitled Well.
I chose the pen name Alias In Town because it is an anagram of my name and because in every town there are alias people living with chronic illness, chronic pain, addiction and depression. I am one of those people. Those living with chronic illness share many commonalities. Well addresses these commonalities.. The book includes information on Identity, Authenticity, Addiction, Coping, Grief and other topics associated with living well while ill.
It is uniquely crated and reads like a memory book.