Beauty in the Dissonance was created in 2017 by Lee, originally as a personal outlet of her own life experiences with having several mental illnesses and shared with only close friends. For Lee, writing has always been one of her preferred outlets, that she can better convey her emotions and thoughts through text than she can verbally. Writing gives her an opportunity to see everything in black and white; she can organize my thoughts and ensure that I’m covering everything that needs to be discussed.
In 2019, she decided to open up her blog to the public. Not to be seen or heard, but to put out the message to the entire mental health community (or at least those who stumble upon Beauty in the Dissonance) that you are not alone. She shares her stories to be a beacon of hope for those who feel lost, hopeless, and in despair. She hopes to be an example that your mental illness is manageable, that you can thrive, and that you can live the life you always imagined. There are ways to find beauty in the dissonance of life with mental illness.