You never know who you will impact with your story.
Not only does talking about your experiences let stigma fall away from you, it inspires others to do the same. It has a ripple effect of healing and support. It stretches farther than you may ever know.
I will never forget watching TV six years ago and seeing Clara Hughes share her story on Bell Let’s Talk Day, and suddenly everything I saw negatively in myself changed. It didn’t instantly change to positive, but it changed to hope. And slowly, over time, my words set me free.
Amber Kelly, you may never know the positive impact you had on that audience; but I can assure you, you made a difference. You started your own ripple effect of healing and support. I am honoured to have been there in spirit. I’m so proud of you. Keep going girl 💗