A Girl and Her SeaShell Skirt

While we lived in Mali the mission would send us for Vacation in The Gambia right on the coast of West Africa. This was actually cheap Canada.

Image: little girl dancing in her sea – shell skirt made with caliart markers

Slaying Dragons

Let’s get real for a moment guys – this poem has an incredibly important message. When someone is experiencing untreated ptsd, depression, anxiety or any mental illness for a long period of time it can become your new norm. When these things are all you know you start to accept them and see them as a part of you. The behaviours that emerge from mental illnesses can seem like Character defects and failings instead of what they are, symptoms.
Don’t ever stop fighting for wellness.
It’s worth it.

Memories of Mali: Part 1

Poetry has healed me in so many ways. I am now embarking on a new journey with poetry, using it to capture my experiences and memories.

I would love to hear your feedback!

Seasonal Affective Disorder

With winter comes the winter blues, this year it caught me off guard. This year I am sober, and wiser, and I have so many skills and tools and so much support. This year SAD will not destroy everything I have worked so hard for.

Here is my poem and sketch about SAD.