I am persistent.
Some things took longer to achieve, but I am not a quitter.
By 23, I was a single mother of 2 under 2 years, living on welfare. My deep self-loathing led me though addiction, 2 auto-immune diseases, dysfunctional and abusive relationships and a lack of self-worth that literally left me homeless.
Over the last fifteen years, I’ve figured out how to successfully manage anxiety disorder, OCD and depression, and let go of the personal demons of guilt and shame. I discovered that I had the power to choose.
I live in central Alberta, Canada with my handsome husband of almost 17 years, and I have 4 kids, mostly grown. I believe that people need a source of support and affirmation – somewhere they can build themselves up – find community, understanding and BIG LOVE.
I created the Big Love for Girls at Risk blog in 2011 after my eldest daughter attempted suicide. It is my mission of love to remind all girls and women (and men and boys) of their inherent worth and to teach and encourage the discovery of self-love and acceptance – in spite of bad choices, mistakes, failures and perceived flaws.
I was always the Girl at Risk. At age 12, at 18, at 24.
But not anymore.
And I’ve got lots of love to share.
BIG love. For you.