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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Teenagers Running / Wellcome Images

Teenagers Running / Wellcome Images

Now that I have two energetic little boys, I find myself running after them quite a lot (and waving my arms and screaming). At the rehab gym that is one of my goals this month: speed. When I go to my favorite coffee place, I’m supposed to alternate speed and my normal walk.


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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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