All I was trying to express was the feeling I felt when I learned about the episode. Republished with permission of Suzy Favor Hamilton and her blog About a week ago, a Twitter follower gave me a heads up about an upcoming episode on Law & Order SVU that appeared to mirror my story, at least the Vegas part. I don’t pretend to know the ins and outs of how all this works, but what I do know it that as I watched, it felt a little icky and sneaky. My life, my most vulnerable time, and here it is being told on someone else’s terms, under the disguise that it’s not really me.I saw a preview a few days back that reinforced what was coming. As an individual from a NAMI chapter said on my twitter feed, “How terrible!Discounts not applicable for downgrades or upgrades to existing customer plans. Offer is nontransferable and may not be combined with other offers and discounts, exchanged, or redeemed for cash.See the Small Business Terms of Service for additional terms and conditions.Array.prototype.index Of ) var AFF = AFF
I confess, the show itself wasn’t bad, aside from the questionable running form of the woman who played my part—lol. They addressed bipolar disorder, and I would argue, are raising some degree of awareness in doing so (it looks like one of the regular characters was introduced as having bipolar as well and I assume it will be an ongoing element on the show), they did not really demonize escorting / prostitution like is done most often, and did shoot down a far too commonly held idea by society that you cannot rape an escort because they are somehow “asking for it.” They even touched on the idea that escorts have no incentive to go to police when problems happen for fear of arrest.The bulk of the storyline seemed to be based on Suzy Favor Hamilton’s journey from Olympic athlete, to Las Vegas escort, to a bipolar diagnosis, to coming out the other side as a huge advocate for mental illness awareness.The former professional runner shared her thoughts and answered some questions in a recent blog after watching the episode herself.They did, however, give the impression that you take a pill and you magically get well immediately which is anything but the way it really works, though I know they only have so much time in an episode.But anyway, mostly positive, and I’m thankful they went the route that didn’t over-sensationalize and take the customary shots & presentation of stereotypes.