Named by Galore Magazine as the Elizabeth Gilbert or Oprah Winfrey for the Millennial crowd, I am the author of two books, I Am Not Your Average Teen (Amazon bestseller!) and Beneath and Beyond, both about my childhood struggles with mental health and child mutism. A motivational speaker and mental health activist, I have been featured in numerous media outlets including Galore Magazine, Huffington Post, Global News, Sirius Radio, The Dariel Roy Show, Rogers TV, and more.
I host live chats on Instagram for my 24k+ followers with celebrities to empower my audience. A few of my guests include, New York Times bestselling author Anna Todd, The Bachelor stars Clayton Echard, Jason Tartick and Ben Higgins, NASA scientist Katya Echazarreta, pastor Chelsea Smith and more. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Jessica Alba and took over the Honest company’s Instagram for world mental health day.
Not many of us know what it’s like to live with Selective Mutism, let alone what it is: it is when a child, fully capable of speaking, chooses not to. Can you imagine the thoughts going through the peers, teachers, family, and friends (if there are any) of such a child, and the treatment that child is subsequently subjugated to? I, not only survived the first 7 years of my life in the silence of Mutism, but thrived through it! I has now converted that experience to my purpose in life. Sharing about my triumph over the past, made me an author at the age of 15, and now an advocate at 24.