This site is about what I love, what I struggle with, and the empathy and joy that comes from sharing who we are with others.

About Deena Nyer Mendlowitz:

Deena has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Masters in Living with Mental Illness. She is a freelance writer, a preschool teacher, and has also worked as an on-staff humor writer for American Greetings. Deena is a comedian and improviser who trained at The Second City Cleveland and at both The Second City and Annoyance Theater in Chicago. She wrote a one-woman show, a comedy about living with mental illness and suividal thoughts, called Funnel Cakes not Included. Deena is the creator of This Improvised Life, a part improvised, part written story-telling hour and Mental Illness and Friends!, A Live Comedy Talk Show. She is also the co-creator of a kind, funny, awesome, 11 year old boy who loves Star Wars, collects hats, and constantly crushes her in foosball.