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Petal Painted Black


By Kate Dobrowolska

ISBN: 978-1-78382-249-2
Published: 2016
Pages: 78
Key Themes: Mental Health, Bipolar, Manic Depression

About The Author

Kate Dobrowolska was born in a Leicestershire Village ‘Mountsorrel’. Her Polish Parents settled with a small Polish Community, after the 2nd World War. Kate is bilingual and had a traditional Polish upbringing, she married at 17 yrs old and became an Army wife living in the Cotswolds. She has 5 children. She inherited Psychotic Bipolar at the age of 19, but has always maintained a positive, spiritual, outlook in life. She wants to help people understand they are not alone in their issues, and everyone is a unique person and gifted. Live Life, Love life, and Stay in Control.


‘Petal Painted Black’ is my life story of an emotional roller Bi Polar journey. I had a very unsettled tormented childhood and a mentally disturbed adulthood. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in my early twenties, but my emotional turmoil started at a very early time of my life. I was born with very high sexual feelings, that caused me mood disturbances from Child hood. A Petal can be referred to a part of a flower, the genitals of a woman, as well as being a pet name. That’s why I incorporated it into my book title it was apt for me and it is my pet name too. This autobiography is a very raw account of emotions. Lifelong emotions. My emotions. The book is sexual, I am sexual. My illness has a catalogue of different emotions that can fluctuate and change and drive me mad. There is no shame in stating how you feel. Best to let out erratic thoughts it conquers negativity. Life is too beautiful to be marred by black clouds.

Sigmund Freud the founder of psychoanalysis, said that “being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise”. The account of my life experiences are very honest and I wanted to write my autobiography so that other people with tormented thoughts realise that it is healthy to be outspoken and open. Freud also quoted that “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts”

I have felt like a very wilted flower many times because of how mental illness has dug into my Soul and caused so much personal despair. I have survived the turbulent deranged waves of mood changes. I am still surviving. Please Believe in yourself, have Faith in life, have a Positive Power of thought, don’t bottle it in and most important STAY IN CONTROL.

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