Alison Bergblom Johnson, Artist
A photograph of Alison Bergblom Johnson, a white woman with short, asymmetrical blonde hair wearing a shiny, pink shirt in front of a light tan background.

Projects on the Craigslist Personals


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When I arranged my first hookup using the personals section of Craigslist way back in 2009 when I was 28 I had no idea sex with strangers would become a years-long obsession - both as a habit and topic for storytelling. I didn’t know then that I been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or that I was experiencing mania. I had no idea that one of the symptoms of mania was hypersexuality. For me, mania was a glittery high where I felt so beautiful, so competent, and so invincible.

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