Prologue

  1. My Story, So Far, of Mental Health and (Unlikely) Resilience

    Despite having the domain, I delayed writing here for a long time. Not just because I lacked confidence and worried what would happen, but even more so I could never find the exact words to describe the five long years in which I struggled every day and didn’t want to wake up the next.…

  2. Recently

  3. The Like Rush

    What hurts me most about this time (aside from the obviously objective aspects such as illness, loss, unemployment for so many, and the graph in my stock portfolio) is the degree to which I find myself relying on Internet and social media presence as a measure of self-worth.…

  4. Missed Connections

    Roughly one year ago I stood behind a lectern in church and gave the eulogy at my Dad’s funeral. I suppose I thought I had another 25 years before facing such an endeavor.…

  5. Relationships Are Mirrors

    During a period of my life which seemed like it would never end, my self-image was terribly distorted just like when I stood there in the basement. I was lost inside a fun-house of negative reflection.…

  6. Women Can Do Everything – Including Code.

    The story behind launching my foundation WomenCanCode.ca.

    “It was easy for a child like me to be casually referred to as ’The Next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs‘ when we’re younger. Such a comparison, no matter how realistic, truly did make me feel special and confident. What would a girl in my position be called?”…

  7. Miracle Boy

    I thought attempting to commit suicide would always represent the most difficult time of my life. Inversely a year after I survived that, started traveling, and ‘found myself’ the last thing I expected was to hurt so much again.…