A little bit about me:

I told myself I’d never write a blog. Firstly, because literally everyone has a blog and secondly, I convinced myself no one would be interested in what I had to say. But as my Instagram posts became longer and my willingness to be vulnerable grew, I decided to venture into the world of bloggers and their dogs.

I decided I would share my story. 

When I was 14 years old, I suffered a traumatic incident where I was physically assaulted with a knife. After three surgeries, thirty-or-so days at Sunnybrook Hospital, and three months of rehabilitation, I was given a pat on the back for a speedy recovery. Although I regained most of my physical abilities fairly quickly and the evidence of my surgeries began to fade, I knew that “recovery” was still quite far away for me. As a result of the trauma, I live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

As an aspiring medical student, most people have the impression that I always have it “together”. That is not the case. I have had thoughts of, and attempted suicide. My eating disorder caused me to be hospitalized. I have received 9 years of therapy, and I’ll likely have more because recovery is an ongoing process. But that isn’t why I decided to create this blog.

I decided to create this blog because I am proud of me.

I am proud of myself for surviving, and sometimes even thriving. I am proud of myself for being vulnerable and sharing my story. I am proud of choosing recovery.

diaries

2018, I’m Doing Me

2017 was the year I pushed myself to finally become the mental health advocate I had dreamed of. I worked with incredible organizations, influencers, and content creators. I created Resilience Diaries – a platform to share my own struggles and successes in my recovery. My intention behind the Resilience Diaries was simple. I want to help …

“Accidentally Vegan”

If you’ve been around me since March, you’ve probably heard me use the term “accidentally vegan” (foods not created intentionally to be marketed to vegan eaters) more than a few times. People often tell me that becoming vegan would be incredibly challenging and expensive, and it definitely can be if you think Whole Foods is …

inspiration behind the diaries

I remember the first time someone called me resilient.

It was like what I imagine discovering your superpower would feel like.

Suddenly, I felt invincible. I believed that no matter what, I would be ok.

I felt hopeful because I knew that even if things got dark, I would still push through.

I felt proud that as much as life tried to break me, I always had a little more strength to piece myself together.

So these are those diaries. Those moments of darkness, of falling, & of breaking.

But also, those moments of light, of picking myself up, & of putting me back together.

 

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