For years, the issue of mental illness has been taboo in the Black community. It is slowly coming more to the forefront as people start to come out and share their stories. One of Purposely Awakened‘s writers, Christy Angelette, has released her first book, Unbalanced.

“I want to turn the light on mental illness,” Angelette explains. “It’s complexity, severity, and the effects it has on all parties involved. Stay with me here. The struggle is real. Mental illness is real. But my God is the realest.”

Unbalanced goes behind the story of Kenyatta Ross, a young African American woman and mother born into a life of abuse and trauma. She’s desperately seeking to find a real love to sooth the ache left within her soul and bring balance to her life. Unbalanced is an urban spiritual novel, poetically written regarding matters of the mind, mental illness, abuse traumas, faith and marriage. A mixture of factual and fictional events dramatized for your entertainment.

If you are looking for an easy read and an inspiring story that will help heal you, then this book is for you. Unbalanced is now available on Amazon.


Naomi K. Bonman

Naomi K. Bonman is the founder and editorial director of Purposely Awakened, a digital media agency for millennial activist and change agents of color. A digital media maven at heart, Naomi is also a journalist, screenwriter and digital content creator. Originally from Southern California, Naomi received her B.A. in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Journalism from Clark Atlanta University and her Masters of Public Administration from Keller School of Management of DeVry University.

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