We're Doing Our Best

We’re Doing Our Best is a chronicle of what it is like to live with Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD. Barely anyone has an idea of what the personality disorder entails, even though nearly 2% of the US population is affected by it. My project details the lives of five people who have been severely affected by this mental illness, their ups, their downs, their triumphs, and their failures. The idea behind this is to allow people who are not affected to understand this personality disorder, while allowing people afflicted with BPD to be able to find comfort in the fact that they are not alone out there. Each of the five zines depict a single person’s story, complete with the art that they have created over the years as a form of catharsis.