Podcasts, professional art, photos and reflections from our workshops in Victoria, BC

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Terry Edison-Brown – A Place Called Home

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.

Ali Kahn – Breaking The Cycle

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.

Leonard James – Peace From Broken Pieces

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.

Hilary Marks – Chasing Affection

Hilary grew up in your typical-looking Jewish family, but it was far from typical. Unable to go on any further, she finally turned to the streets to fill her voids. In this podcast, Hilary shares what life was really like as a woman out on the streets.

More stories coming soon!