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My body reclamation journey

When my first boyfriend grabbed a handful of my stomach and told me I was fat, it was like a bomb going off...

Apr 27, 2017

The lost battle with my sister

It depends on who you ask to make an image of how am I. Some may say happy, smart, goofy, sarcastic, polite, weird, shy,...

Apr 25, 2017

I live in black or white

I was once a strong, motivated woman, and according to my friends, people looked up to me. I say « according to my friends »...

Apr 20, 2017

The earthquake only you can feel

Ever since I was a kid, I felt like there was something different about me from others. I was the oddball in class...

Apr 18, 2017

What brought me back

When I explain to you what has happened over the last 12 years, you might not believe it took place, but it did. Depression is a word that I knew...

Apr 11, 2017

When leadership fails

Hey there again, it’s been far too long.  How are you?  I hope you’re all doing okay.  I know some days are going to be better than others, but...

Apr 6, 2017

Coming back from the brink

This is not my beautiful life. My office door is locked, blinds closed and I’m curled up in the fetal position under my desk...

Apr 4, 2017

It’s okay for men to feel like this

I started showing signs of depression when I was in my teens.   My father taught us that men don’t feel sad, that we...

Mar 30, 2017

The long, winding road

Growing up, I knew I had issues with anxiety, starting in high school where I had chronic issues with social anxiety and GAD.   It wasn’t until university when I...

Mar 28, 2017

Talking about why it’s important to talk about it

I have had an anxiety problem for almost five years now. It was after four years...

Mar 23, 2017

I’m ashamed

I remember the first time my Dad told me that he wanted to kill himself. It is, of course, one of those things a person never forgets. There were...

Mar 21, 2017

Inclusion in the workplace

My story is about lack of inclusion. It started when I graduated from grad school in 1992. I went to the University for...

Mar 16, 2017