deolacola Pretty sure I was in a Sean Paul video last night lol #atlantacarnival #guinnessliveitup #jahbless 1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola I recently decided to share a profoundly private story about my mom's struggle with Manic Depression and Schizophrenia to commemorate Mother's Day and Mental Health Awareness Month. Sitting down to write this piece has been one of the hardest and most painful things I've ever done but the cathartic release has been life changing.

Since writing the story on Medium.com; I've received emails, texts, calls, tweets and comments from people who have experienced the same struggles with Mental Health within their own families. You are not alone. You are not abnormal. You have no reason to be ashamed. Mother's Day will never get easier to celebrate but my mom's beauty, grace and love will live on forever through my words.

My struggle is my glory and being open about this ordeal has brought me a tremendous amount of closure. Thank you to everyone who has read and connected to my story. #HappyMothersDay
2w
  •   mr.vb Where can we read this Deola? 2w
  •   deolacola @mr.vb you can go to Medium.com/@DeolaCola :) 2w
  •   mr.vb Thanks Deola. Embarrassing myself. Going now. 2w
  •   deolacola @mr.vb lol! No worries. Thanks for reading! 2w
  •   mr.vb Damn! Deep! Very deep! I respect the turn around & forgiveness!!! 2w
  •   naturallygoodbya Wow, that was very honest. I'm sorry to hear what you went through. Having to manage a family member's illness is never easy, especially when you're the child and you live within a culture where mental illness is often denied (I'm Nigerian too). I admire your vulnerability 2w
  •   blacktieatl Very beautifully written. 2w
  •   soulcial_studies Amazing 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Finally got to see my GSU bae @chiquitaschair at the #latexcrawfishboil #suckthehead 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Life isn't about the destination but the journey that gets us there. #TBT 3w

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola I miss you already DC... 4w

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola I told @breathearin that I wanted incredible, ridiculous, unapologetically natural and epic big hair and she DID THAT! 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Shrimp and grits stuffed burger x Mac and cheese tatchos #YEET 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Today was a good day. #dogwoodfestival 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Natural light is the best filter. 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Do the damn thing. 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Spring has sprung! See you at the Blue Moon Beltline Boil #SundressShawty 2mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Friday work lunch. Cheers to the weekend! #TequilaTammy 2mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola When Hawaii is so lit but you don't know what to do with your hands. Kauai was incredible! #TBT 2mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola I couldn't help but smile watching these two little girls play. Gordon Parks: Segregation Story. 2mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Happy Monday! 2mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Reliving yesterday's #jackharterhelicopters doors-off adventure. 70% of #Kauai is inacessible by land so by air or water is the way to go. My fear of heights is defeated! #WaimeaCanyon #NapaliCoast #NorthShoreBeach #HanapepeValley #Nomadness 2mon
  •   erikmcr Was a good experience? I'm looking to book a tour next week! 2mon
  •   deolacola @erikmcr one of the best experiences of my life! You'll never see Kauai like this ever. I suggest a Jack Harter doorless tour 2mon
  •   torae Way to go! 2mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

deolacola Witnessed the full power, mystery, mercy, grace and beauty of God today while exploring His wonders. I can't even put in words how truly inspired and happy it has made me. Forever humbled. Forever grateful. Thank you. #Kauai #NapaliCoast #WaimeaCanyon #WailuaFalls #HanapepeValley 2mon

» LOG IN to write comment.