I’m co-hosting Shattering Stigmas 2018… and looking for you!

Hi everyone! I know today is not my usual posting day, but I am very excited about today’s post anyway, because…

I am going to be a co-host for the wonderful event that is Shattering Stigmas !

Despite reading, featuring and mentioning briefly, if you have read my reviews, about mental health, I haven’t really shared my personal thoughts and struggles when it comes to mental health. (Maybe I will through this event, look out for it!) It’s a topic that matters very dearly to me though and I know that this event has, can and will make a difference. It’s made to open eyes and hearts to mental health and stigmas surrounding them, it has been made to share battles, to share recommendations and overall, it is an event I really loved seeing around the blogosphere for a couple of years now and it is such an honor to be able to co-host it this year around!


Three years ago, Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight launched the first Shattering Stigmas, a blogging event dedicated to posts about mental illness to address and challenge the stigmas against it. Through book reviews, discussion posts and lists, Shattering Stigmas has continued conversations around mental illness for the past three years.

The Shattering Stigmas event will take place this year from October 6th to October 20th.


For this wonderful event, I am incredibly humbled to be an official co-host. I am looking for guest bloggers to write blog posts that will be published on my blog, between the dates of the event, from October 6th to October 20th.

As the theme of the event suggests, guest posts will have to be related to mental illness. It can be book reviews and book recommendations, discussion posts, Q&A with authors and so on… here are some examples:

  • Book discussion around mental illness in books
  • Book recommendations featuring mental illness
  • Book review of a book featuring mental illness
  • Your own experiences, struggles, hopes etc. with mental illness
  • ….

Your idea does not have to be fully fleshed out! If you would like to participate or talk about your ideas for this event a little further, feel free to ask me, I would love to help!

If you want to participate, here is the form where you can do so!

Reminder that your idea does not have to be written and finished by the time you submit this form, but it has to be finished and sent to me by OCTOBER 1st, 2018, in order for me to be able to plan out everything correctly.


  • If you have an idea and want to contribute, but wish to talk more about it…
  • If you have any other kind of question…
  • Feel free to leave a comment or tweet me!

THANK YOU! For reading, for being here and I am very much looking forward to your contributions, ideas and to work with you on this fantastic and very important event.


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49 thoughts on “I’m co-hosting Shattering Stigmas 2018… and looking for you!

  1. This event is adding 83892474 years to my life. :’) ❤ ❤ ❤

    (I'm bracing myself to hear about your personal struggles, though … I've been so hesitant to talk about my own, but I’m super proud of you for doing it!! And you know I’m always here, if you want to talk, or not talk! xx)

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    1. Awwww thank you so, so much Lily I am so happy, it’s such a wonderful event and I am honored to be able to co-host it and SO happy that you’re interested in it!! ❤ ❤

      I…. well I am nervous, but I'll definitely contibute in my own way just as well ❤ Thank you SO much! ❤

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  2. This sounds like such an amazing even to be co-hosting Marie, and I’d love to take part so I’m definitely going to sign up, not sure what I’ll be posting about yet but I’ll be sure to have something for you by October 1st. 🙂
    Mental illness is something that’s so important to discuss, and I love seeing incredible representation in books because it’s something I would have loved to have growing up you know? Still at least I have it now. 🙂

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    1. Thank you SO much Beth for your interest and for signing up, I am so excited about it and honored to be co-hosting 😀 I can’t wait to read everyone’s posts ❤
      Agree, mental illness is so important and needs to be highlighted more in books! ❤

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    im gonna be on the lookout for these posts. i really really really would love to be a part of this but im not too sure about my schedule so i dont want to commit but if i grab some free minutes, ill make sure youre the first i’d message

    good luck with this babe, this is so important ❤

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    1. Of course, I completely understand – if you don’t have time for this event, I’d still love to have you or collaborate with you on some post at some point because YOU ARE AMAZING ❤ ❤ ❤ No pressure, if you think you will have time I would love to have you, but no problem at all if you can't! ❤ ❤
      Thank you so, so much love this means so much!! ❤

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      1. I do try 🙈 haha, but seriously, no pressure at all, let me know! and if you can’t participate in that event, I am certain we could find a brilliant idea for a collab together someday or something (that would be GOLD!) ❤

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  4. Its so awesome that youre hosting Shattering Stigmas!! I remember when Shannon first hosted it, and it was so interesting reading some of the posts that came out from that.
    Unfortunarely I probably wont participate this time (dont want to do a last minute back out of it) but I hope it goes well and I cant wait to see everyones posts!!

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  5. Oh my goodness, congrats on being a co-host! That really is so exciting! 🙂 I think that this is SUCH an important topic to address, especially since I live in a country where mental illness is viewed very negatively by society 😦 I look forward to a bunch of wonderful posts soon to come! Have a wonderful day, Marie! ❤

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    1. Thank you so, SO much for your sweet words and support, Kat, this means SO much! ❤ ❤
      OH no, I'm so sorry to hear that – I really wish people would pay more attention to that and that all of these stigmas weren't a thing. Hopefully that event will open more minds 🙂
      Thank you! ❤ ❤

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    1. THANK YOU so, so much for your support and participation, I AM SO EXCITED and happy ❤ ❤ It really is a brilliant idea, I am honored to be able to be part of it! Thank you!! ❤ ❤


  6. This sounds great, Marie. My life is really full on right now but I’m tentatively interested in doing some kind of discussion maybe??? My mum works in mental health and it’s an issue that affects so many people in my life so I’m utterly delight d that you’ve created this event. Even if I don’t contribute anything, I’m excited to see where it goes ♥️💪

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    1. It really is a brilliant event and I am honored to be co-hosting it – all of the praise should be turned towards Shannon @ It starts at midnight for starting this event though 😀
      I hope you’ll be able to participate, but no pressure at all! 😀
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet words and support, Shanti! ❤


    1. Yes of course!! Feel free to send me a DM (@dh_books) or to send me an email if you prefer (drizzleandhurricanebooks @ gmail ) and I’ll happily answer 😀
      Thank you so much for your enthusiasm about this, this makes me so happy 😀

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    1. Thank you so much, Lauren! 😀 I agree that it’s such an important event ❤ Feel free to ask if you ever need or want to brainstorm for an idea together! 🙂
      Thank you so much!! ❤


  7. That’s awesome that you are co-hosting this blogging event Marie 🙂 Mental health is so important, maybe even as important as physical health, and I think it is great that you are advocating for mental health through this event! I do want to participate though I have no idea what to write about yet. I’ll think on it over the next few days 🙂

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    1. Aww thank you, Sophie! ❤ ❤
      It's such an honor to be able to do that, it matters to me a whole lot. Feel free to think about it if you want to participate and if you have any questions, I'm here 😀 ❤

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  8. I love this event you’re co-hosting, Marie!! ❤
    I think that I might contribute with a discussion, hopefully! I love the subject and it's something I'm somewhat familiar with due to my major. I hope I'll manage to write something and send it to you and hopefully you'll think it's worth posting, haha!
    Anyway, I really love what you're doing and I support you if you decide to share your struggles (only do it if you're comfortable with doing it), they are valid, you are valid and I'm sure no one will think differently.

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    1. OH YES please do contribute, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on the topic and to have you featured on my blog, too, it would be an honor. Please let me know ❤ Your idea does not have to be fully fleshed out if you want to contribute, it only has to be finished by the end of the month, so you can already let me know if you want to contribute so I can save you a spot 😀
      Thank you so, so much ❤ ❤ ❤


  9. Congratulations Marie, on being the co-host. I know I am pretty late and you would have received hundreds of requests and now my chances are very thin 😦 But still, I have signed up, in case. I am not sure yet what topic I would choose but mental illness is something I love about reading.
    I personally have never suffered through mental health, maybe that’s why I always look around for books which focus more on this topic so that I can understand about the feelings of those people and I can better understand them
    Also, I want to read about your personal problems too 🙂

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    1. Thank you so, so much Sim, you’re too sweet! ❤
      Hundreds of requests, you're far from it, I maybe have 1/10th of that 😂😂 You're way too sweet. I would love to read your contribution if you are inspired and I will check out your sign-up today or tomorrow at latest 😀
      Thank you so, so, so much! ❤ ❤

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  10. Hi Marie! I’ve never heard of this blogging event until now, but I’m really excited for all the upcoming posts for Shattering Stigmas coming up in October. I still have a lot to learn about mental illnesses and people’s personal experiences related to them, and I am so happy that there’s an entire event related to taking away the stigmas related to mental illnesses. I’m hoping that October will be an insightful and educational month for me 😊 I’ll definitely be contributing to the conversations in the upcoming Shattering Stigmas posts!

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  11. Hi Marie! I just wanted to tell you that I’m so glad I just clicked on your blog because oh my goodness, it’s so wonderful💖 I’ve been reading through these Shattering Stigmas posts and my heart is so full right now. I am so inspired by these bloggers (including you!) for sharing these personal experiences. Opening up about my own struggles with mental illnesses, and how books help me cope with them, has been something I’ve been struggling to do… but gosh it’s so very important that we talk about these things!

    THANK YOU for co-hosting this event and for helping bring this topic to light. I know it’s already over, but I thought I’d tell you how much I absolutely love these posts and am feeling inspired by them. This event is truly one of the best things I’ve come across in this community! And I’m so glad to be a new follower; this blog is incredible and I can tell you are such a kindhearted person! 💕 Happy reading!

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    1. Oh my god Brianna 😭 you’re going to make me all emotional now 😭 thank you so, so, so, SO much for taking the time to read the posts and to share your thoughts with me, I am so happy to hear that you found bits of yourself in these posts, too. Talking about mental health isn’t always easy, but it is so, so very important. I am so happy you enjoyed the event! ❤️
      I can’t thank you enough for your sweet words and your support, wow. Thank you, really, for everything! 😭❤️

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      1. Awh you’re welcome, Marie! You’re so sweet! I’m so glad I came across these posts and thank you again for helping put the event together💖 hope you’re have a good week!!

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