“Free Man” – Poems by Anonymous

***Trigger warnings for self harm, suicide, childhood abuse.*** These poems were written by a survivor in our community. They wish to remain anonymous. Please, before you read, be aware that these poems are heavy and descriptive and could be triggering for many viewers. These poems are a real and vulnerable way of processing childhood events…

The Manipulator – Anonymous

Trigger warning **** abusive partner, self harm, substance use **** I honestly don’t even know where this story even begins. Thinking back to specific events brings up so much trauma and negativity. I try to avoid picking at these wounds, but I  am about to rip off the biggest band aid and let everything finally…

Kaitlin’s Story

We had started talking on Tinder. He seemed interesting and different. He talked a lot about spirituality, meditation and mental health. At the beginning it seemed great. He lived in Vancouver but drove to Abbotsford 4 times a week to pick me up, even when I offered to drive. We’d drive around all night and…

No means no – Anonymous

I had just turned 14.  I was a quiet teen, you’d never catch me with enough courage to go talk to a boy on my own, so when my friend told me a guy in my class asked her for my phone number I was shocked,I thought for sure it was a joke. I had…

Warrior – Anonymous

** Heavy trigger warning for adolescent abuse by a family member, self harm, substance use, miscarriage It all started before I was even born. My parents never really got along and definitely were not in love, I doubt they ever were. I was the only girl in a family full of men. I have no…

On Swimming Lessons by Lili Reinhart

I don’t know about you but I am a massive fan of Lili Reinhart. She is honest and real and advocates for mental health awareness and seems like an all-around great role model for young adults. I decided to read her new poetry book, Swimming Lessons, simply because I am a fan, and I also…

SAD + 2020 – Kim Witmer

“Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less…

IT WASN’T MY FAULT – Jade, Kamloops

*** STRONG TRIGGER WARNING – CHILDHOOD SEXUAL VIOLENCE, DEPRESSION, SUBSTANCE ABUSE*** I remember writing the song ‘It Wasn’t My Fault’ in the thick of trying to work through the various times I was assaulted. What it did was shed light on how often I was in a disassociated state, but also how much I needed…

Nine Months Underwater – Riley’s Story. (Version 1)

Now that my case is closed officially (for the third and final time..) I’m finally able to share my story with you all. I’m not going to write much about this yet other than what is on the description on YouTube. I will write a follow up later on, once the second version with the…

Actually, I Can. – Riley-Ann Holm.

The other day.. somehow.. I ended up on ‘Billionaire’ Tik Tok. Or ‘Success’ Tik Tok. I don’t know what it’s officially called. If you don’t know what Tik Tok is – the point is I saw some Billionaire online talking about a concept I realized I’ve been practicing for years but it was the first…