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…

Silence Means NO – Anonymous

A story of small childhood trauma that felt really very big.. and it’s affects on teenage years. When I was a young girl, like kindergarten or something, a young boy showed himself to me.  He asked me to show myself back. I said no. He kept wanting me to look. I had been taught that…

Kim’s Story (2)

New Years Eve. We were bringing in 2016. I had just gotten out of a toxic 2 year relationship. The break up was messy, I was messy, but  that’s another story for another day. I hadn’t really done anything for New Years before this year, mostly because I wasn’t “allowed” to, but also because the…

S’s Reporting Experience

A Tuesday in September, 2020. I was on my way to work. I’d decided the weekend before that I wanted to report my sexual assault. I kept putting it off and for some reason at 7:40 am on my way to work was when I decided it was time I called Vancouver Police to report…

Heidi’s Story

Hi, my name is Heidi. I was a victim of human trafficking at age 14. I came from a wealthy Christian household, being the oldest of 7 kids. I had a great childhood, until around age 13 when I started to be molested by one of my dads employees. The family business was on the…

T’s Story Pt 3 – Chilliwack Chief’s Game

 After school on a Friday evening of September, I decided I was going to drive down to see some friends and then go to the Chilliwack Chiefs game later. The day was great, we spent time at the lake, went on our usual adventures around town, and got caught up on life updates.  After dinner,…