By trade, I’m a newspaper reporter. I get up and go to work every day, fighting my battles in the arena of Canadian politics. It’s exhausting at times, but also exhilarating.
I am also an introvert, a feminist, and an artist. I have an insatiable appetite for creative expression, and I have decided to make it my mission in this life to find a way to put a piece of my soul into any work I take on. I am also incredibly passionate about feminism. It’s what drives me, and is at once my biggest challenge and biggest achievement.
The thing is, that the powers that be made sure it wasn’t going to be that easy for me. I live with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.The biggest challenge of my day is getting out of bed. Often, I viciously resent my own body for putting me through the pain I endure every single day.
This blog is intended to be a chronicle of my life, my experiences as a woman, a person struggling with mental illness, and my journey towards creative fulfillment. It’s purpose is to be an outlet for my own observations and frustrations, both within myself and in the world around me.
The reason it’s in the public sphere, is because I want you all to know my story. I am not ashamed of the challenges I come up against in life, or the struggles I endure. I am stronger for telling my story, and so I hope you can find strength in it, too.