I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Silken from the conception of the Unsinkable organization. From hearing her say the words, “I have always wanted to create a platform that empowers people through story” to actually building a place that reaches, supports and empowers so many people across the globe.
Unsinkable was born completely out of Silken’s passion for helping people discover their courage to live full, healthy, and vibrant lives. Our community has shown me the strength in vulnerability, taught me that struggle is universal; and continues to remind me of the power of human connection. Together, we can turn our darkness into our greatest gifts. I look forward to continuing our important work in health education and mental health support, while being a community that people can rely on.
When I’m not working you can find me navigating the messy world of parenting, pretending to be an adult, playing baseball and dodgeball, reading, cooking, shopping, and laughing with my friends and family.
Favourite book: Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
Favourite podcast: Armchair Expert
Favourite quote: ”Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.", Pema Chodron
My theme song: Blackbird, The Beatles
Role: Chief Community & Strategy Officer
Favourite book: The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
Favourite podcast: Armchair Expert & NYT the Daily
Favourite quote: "Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it's not the end.", John Lennon
My theme song: Home, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
When I’m not working you can find me on the tennis court, writing, hanging with friends, watching my daughter play sports, binging on Teen TV shows or snuggled up with a book.
Role: Community Programs Facilitator, Stories & Council
Favourite book: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Favourite podcast: Pretty Big Deal
Favourite quote: “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”, Maya Angelou
My theme song: May it Be, Enya
When I’m not working you can find me writing, dancing like no one’s watching, frolicking in nature, sleeping (big fan), and annoying my friends & family by asking “what makes their heart sing”.
Thaisa Matias de Paula
Role: Social Media Marketing Manager
Favourite book: The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield
Favourite podcast: Mark Groves Podcast
Favourite quote: “May you attract someone who speaks your language, so you don't have to spend a lifetime translating your soul.”, Unknown
My theme song: We're Here For a Good Time, Trooper
When I’m not working you can find me having thought provoking and soul touching conversations, travelling around the globe, exploring nature’s beauty, making jewelry or laughing till my cheeks hurt. Oh, and possibly crying. I truly love feeling all the feels. (Pisces alert!)