The aim of this blog (and every other venture I passionately undertake) is to use my talents and skills as a platform to make a positive difference, while having tough conversations about sensitive issues. To openly discuss and address such things as mind/being wellness, mental health, gender constructs and positive self identity; to educate others, and hopefully, in so doing, inspire change through action, especially with de-stigmatising mental health challenges.

It’s definitely not easy to put myself out there as a Blogtivist and mental health advocate, especially in a country like Jamaica where the stigma is so deep-rooted, but someone has to do it. In everything that I do, I want to help people feel more ‘upfull’— liberated, confident in themselves; celebrate who they are and embrace their beauty and uniqueness so they can live empowered, purpose-full and inspired.

It is important for me to share my journey and any helpful resources I have as I know personally how it feels to be on the other side of ‘upfulness’, I also know it can be changed with effort, love, cultivating the right habits and a supportive community.

In the immediate (and remote) future, I’ll be doing some workshops and designing/selling a few products to mobilise this initiative, so please watch this space for more updates.

colossal thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey and who help to spread the word that #mentalhealthmatters.

I appreciate each and every one of you infinitely.

Much love and light!