How the Pete Buttigieg Campaign Changed Me — And Why I’m Hopeful

I’m Bipolar and Now I’m Having “PETE Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the author, September 2019
Left: The author with Pete’s husband Chasten Buttigieg. Right: TIME “First Family” cover
Left: Our Butti-Truck. Right: The Liberty and Justice Dinner at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA
Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a fundraiser in Chicago, IL in September 2019. Photo by the author.

Conor Bezane is a writer who covers mental health. He’s contributed to MTV News, AOL, and VICE. His first book The Bipolar Addict is available now on Amazon.

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