When I was 11 years old I watched the movie The Intern and was instantly in awe of Anne Hathaway’s dominant character, Jules Ostin. At her startup fashion ecommerce site, Jules served as a young female CEO who was both creative and authoritative; both driven and overlooked. Her character really struck me, and from that […]
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We are in an era of change. It doesn’t matter if you’re for it or not, it’s happening. I’m a Black girl who’s been in predominantly white spaces my entire life. I can count the number of Black friends on one hand. When it comes to school, especially history class I’ve only been taught about […]
My name is Ishaan Shah and I am a 17-year-old student from the UK. I am also an award-winning, international human rights activist, conservationist, feminist, blogger and writer. Towards the end of 2016, I watched a documentary about slavery and human trafficking, focusing on the exploitation of children for labour, and sex. I was shocked, […]
If I had seen someone running (summer or winter) 11 years ago I would have told you those people were nuts. Who would do that to themselves? I was a self proclaimed couch potato. A single mom, working a stressful job. Like so many people, I had been to the gym off and on, but […]
My name is Kieran Block and I was born on June 14, 1985. I am a World Champion in the sport of sledge hockey; I am a USports Hockey National Champion, a Western Hockey League Champion and a 3x National Coach at the provincial level in the sport of sledge hockey. My birthday is June […]
Reflecting back on my story, I sometimes wonder how I got to where I am now. Writing this. I lived a life many kids in this country dream of. I was an aspiring junior hockey player out of Saskatchewan with the dream of one day playing pro hockey. I enjoyed a successful junior and college […]
The biggest problem I see in our society is a lack of empathy for one another. From racial injustice to those struggling in silence amidst COVID-19, today’s generation must rise above as catalysts for change who lead with compassion for the unseen. Bebe Moore Campbell, award-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and […]
Mental health problems and the physical hospitals that treat mental illness tend to embody stereotypes, positive and negative. I am a mom to a ten-year-old girl, a wife, a daughter, a granddaughter, a friend, an entrepreneur – but I also have chronic paranoid schizophrenia. and my experience as an entrepreneur. I am also an accomplished […]
It’s funny that when asked to describe ourselves, we often reply with what we do for a living. So many times, I’ve shared my job title first beyond anything else. I placed so much of myself into my career that work became an integral part of defining who I was and who I wanted to […]
When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time with grandparents. I have very fond memories of spending time together doing things like playing cards with my grandma or going for long nature walks with my grandpa. I was fortunate to have had them play such a big part of my childhood. It’s […]
It took 3 years and 30+ doctors to find out that the concussions I had playing junior hockey were the underlying cause of my mental illness. Although I eventually found a solution, four guys I played hockey with weren’t so lucky and died by suicide before the age of 25. These are the reasons why […]
To say that it was strange to be a patient on a psych ward at a time when I worked as a nurse on a psych ward would be an understatement. I was 27 when major depressive disorder first came knocking at my door. After an initial period of denial, I was able to tick […]