Violet Mclean

Violet Mclean


Violet is a writer in Northern California whose work has been featured on The ToastWhat WeeklyThought CatalogHuman Parts, and in the journal Prose & Lore. She has poetry forthcoming in FLAPPERHOUSE. 

Violet Mclean Articles

This is what PMDD looks like. It's also what depression looks like.

How A Misdiagnosis Almost Wrecked My Life

No medication seemed to really work, so I started to believe I was responsible for my own sickness. While I professed the notion in public that mental illness is akin to physical illness and therefore no more or less anyone’s “fault” for having to cope with it, when I was alone I hurled all the blame in my own direction.