In The Arena with Darrious Hilmon

When the Bough Breaks

Program Air Date: 10/21/2022

Program Overview

Moments before taking the stage for the Chicago stop of the Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam national tour, the walls came crashing down around her. No longer able to ignore, outrun or out-will her demons, Bassey Ikpi began the long, often painful process of finally accepting – and addressing – her truth…she had Bipolar II. Undiagnosed for years, the calm was now the storm…and the journey to stronger mental health was just beginning. Join us for an intimate conversation with Bassey Ikpi.