I have a BA in Communications (Professional Writing Stream). I believe in God, wearing eyeliner, and eating dessert. I was born in Canada, grew up in Africa, and currently call Vancouver, BC home. I am the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Libero Network (www.liberonetwork.com) – a nonprofit online magazine offering resources and support to those recovering from eating disorders, depression, addiction, anxiety & abuse.
I am also the Director of Communications for Villages of Hope-Africa (www.vohafrica.com) – a nonprofit organization working to bring hope to children in need through orphan care, community schools & feeding programs.
I love make-up, kick-boxing, stilettos, and philosophy.
At Libero Network, I write about Eating Disorders and Abusive Relationships, here I write about life, love, spirituality, and dessert.
I grew up overseas in Zambia (southern Africa) where my parents began working when I was ten years old. My parents are missionaries and do work with vulnerable children. Growing up in Africa definitely gave me some interesting life experience and has influenced the way I approach life.
When I was seventeen years old I developed an Eating Disorder that lingered in my life for over four years. During that time period I struggled with Anorexia, Orthorexia, Disordered Eating, Bulimia, and Self-Harm. It was in early 2010 that I admitted to myself that I needed to address my struggles, and I decided to enter into recovery. It was at this time that I also decided to start Libero. I believe that growing up with parents who dedicated their lives to helping other people is what inspired me to use my experiences to help others who experienced similar struggles.
In my past I also found myself in several unhealthy/abusive relationships. And so I am also passionate about using my writing to offer support to people who find themselves in these situations as well.
Life is a journey (cliché but true) and on this journey I’ve made a lot of mistakes, experienced a lot of pain, and hit rock bottom many times; but for every mistake I have found grace, and for every tear there has been healing, and for every fall, I have found hope.
That is the story I want to share.
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Past Speaking Engagements:
- Human Kinetics 190 & 191 (Exercise Physiology) at Trinity Western University
- History Maker 2011
- Human 420 (Sport Nutrition) at Trinity Western University
- Planning 10 at Maple Ridge Christian School