I started taking antidepressants in 2004 though I have suffered from depression most of my life. I have been on many types of medications that worked sometimes for long periods of times, while others only worked briefly or not at all. I never shared my depression with most of my family, friends, or co-workers. It […]
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The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Hannah Alper At 9 years old, Hannah Alper decided it was time to start making her world a better place. Seven years later, she’s known around the world as an activist, blogger, and motivational speaker. Oh, she’s also an author. […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Lorelei Williams I had the privilege to interview Lorelei Williams, one of the most visible and tireless activists for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in Canada, and increasingly around the world. Lorelei took my call from the […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Markie Ethier I watched your TED Talk and read about you in Flare Magazine – I was pretty blown away. Can you talk about what life looks like for you now? I work for the YMCA and I’m an Anti-Human […]
Periods of body hatred for me come out of nowhere. Perhaps related to stress, perhaps triggered by a person close to me dieting, perhaps connected to all the ridiculously perfect images Instagram and other social media puts out there, but whatever the trigger, this destructive body talk comes over me like a tidal wave of […]
Sun Dance Cold and black begin to crack Like the shell of a hatching bird Slowly from its dormant state The gallant light is spurred Urging night and moisture flight To seek another land Cautious warmth beams While raising victorious hand Glowing calls and silence falls People stop to hear Since Time is shifting seasons […]
I can hear myself now, “this is not me. This is not how it’s meant to be”. I am curled up in a ball in my bed, living a complete shadow of the life I had dreamt of. I was very aware that something was not right with the picture in front of me that […]
Here’s my story. At age 67 I’m a very active, high energy woman. I swim daily, I walk daily, I teach ballroom dancing with my husband and I like to travel. In June 2018, I started having difficulties walking due to pain in my right leg. I went to see my doctor who referred me […]
Life can be looked at and adjusted by instructions on everyday items. For me, in using hair conditioner and my washing machine regularly, I am reminded to rinse and repeat or asked how many rinse cycles I want: one or an extra? It may be odd to many that I see this, but it is how […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Colin Mochrie Colin Mochrie is a comedic icon both at home in Canada and abroad. But the roles he truly values most he plays at home where he is a committed and loving husband to his wife, Deb (who also […]
When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, things began to make sense. Over the years, various doctors and therapists had insisted that my depression was unipolar and that sometimes I just went through “bad spells.” So, I thought it was normal that my mood just kind of ebbed and flowed… I may not have been […]
Childhood is a time for dreams, for play, for understanding family values, learning morally and academically, socializing, exploring and just being a kid. I was a kid with all of the above and more. The ‘more’ was not always about the frivolity of childhood but has brought me to an amazing place in life. When […]