My mind disappeared.

When it came back, it was not the same…

-Nina Mitchell



About this Blog

I am a quirky young woman whose Mind went Pop. I was 26 when a stroke took away my limbs and speech. Mindpop. Strokes are hell. They have dark comedy too. 

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The Story is Here!

Amazon asked me to write a story about my stroke. Here it is, in Kindle and Audible formats.

"In this darkly comic memoir, a young woman recounts the steps she took to rebuild her sense of self in the aftermath of two devastating strokes that robbed her of her ability to communicate...."

After Words is designed to be read in one sitting.


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Radio Valentine Girl / Library of Congress

I am on national radio this week! It's TheMoth, the cool US storytelling radio show. I tell the story of sneaking out of a hospital after brain surgery to go to a party. Hear me here. The whole episode is here. Or, if you are in the US, it's on your local NPR station this week. The story was taped in 2013 but they are rebroadcasting it.

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Cosmo: I Had a Stroke at 26. Then I Had a Baby.

TheMoth Radio: I Escape from a Hospital to Go to a Party

NPR Here and Now: On Recovery, The Brain And Parenting

The Atlantic: More Escapes

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