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Michelle Dodd – The Fence

Mar 10, 2019

New versions of old habits took a toll on Michelle. As her world fell away, nothing truly changed until her perspective on who she was and the help she needed changed too.

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Matty Dogmoon – The Stories Between Us

Feb 12, 2019

The narrative we’re taught is not the whole story. As Matty went deeper into his education – lived and learned – he discovered within himself deeply rooted ideas about trust, masculinity and intimacy that didn’t align with the community he sought or the man he wanted to be.

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Judith Goertzen – Full Circle

Jan 7, 2019

Bankruptcy, health scares and the end of a marriage punctuated “12 months of hell.” That wasn’t the end of Judith’s story though, as life threw more challenges in her path before she found herself exactly where she was meant to be. Ever wonder how “bad things that happen to you can sometimes be the best things that happen to you?”.

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Kym Hines – Catalyst For Change

Nov 19, 2018

Kym Hines is an outspoken civil rights advocate for the homeless who has taken part in and organized many peer led political campaigns throughout his lifetime. His story speaks to the systemic failures, a “Sick society”, that oppress people from marginalized communities and leave them struggling to survive.

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Ken Wylie – Under The Snow

Oct 22, 2018

In 2003, Ken was working as an apprentice ski guide when the group he was leading with his mentor was caught in an avalanche. Of the thirteen people buried in the snow, only six survived. After years of struggling to come to terms with this tragedy, Ken sat down and started to write about it.

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Terry Edison-Brown – A Place Called Home

Jul 30, 2018

Terry thought he grew up in a stable home, and labeled unsettling behaviour as ‘normal’ to avoid conflict. This automatic response quickly spiraled his entire life into complete emptiness. When he was there, someone reached out a hand to help that saved his life.

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Ali Kahn – Breaking The Cycle

Jul 30, 2018

Ali Kahn tells the story of his decades-long struggle to open up a dialogue both with others and within himself about unacknowledged – and intergenerational – mental health issues. Growing up with limited access to social services and a mistrust of the system, Ali slipped through the cracks.

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Leonard James – Peace From Broken Pieces

Apr 4, 2018

Leonard James’ story is a first person account of the ‘ripple effect’ of the residential school system. His narrative explores the residual effects of addiction, depression, guilt, poverty and homelessness that stem from a trauma ridden past.

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