Hammering it Out – The Bipolar Blacksmith, Bex Simon

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Bipolar Blacksmith

Becoming a blacksmith saved Bex Simon from succumbing to bipolar disorder. In fact, the illness laid the foundations for her blacksmith business. Praised for her unusual and spectacularly artistic designs, Simon has been off medication since 2009, and lives with her husband and two children. She uses her illness ‘by building like a ‘nutter’ in the mania (episodes) and designing during the dark patches.’

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