Erika Nichols-Frazer, Author at OC87 Recovery Diaries

Author: Erika Nichols-Frazer

Erika Nichols-Frazer (she/her) is the author of the memoir, Feed Me: A Story of Food, Love and Mental Illness (Casper Press, 2022) and the poetry collection, Staring Too Closely (Main Street Rag, 2023). She also edited the mental health recovery anthology, A Tether to This World: Stories & Poems About Recovery (Main Street Rag, 2021). More than 30 of her essays, poems, and short stories have appeared in journals such as HuffPost, River Teeth's "Beautiful Things," Asylum Magazine, oranges literary journal, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is the Writing & Humanities Coordinator at Vermont State University (Johnson) and owns Good Wolf Literary Services. She lives in Vermont with her husband, dogs, cat, and chickens. Find her work at
A Double-Edged Sword: Facing the Grief of Miscarriage with Bipolar Disorder

Lies Mania has Told Me


Bipolar mania told Erika Nichols-Frazer that sex was love, that Stephen Colbert and John Oliver would want to interview her, and that gibberish was genius; these are the lies mania told her.