“I need to find the spaces, internally and externally, where I can just be.”
Between the lines of my teenage diaries.
Bullies, group work, and friends who speak louder than anxiety.
Love your unique qualities, even when other people won’t.
My childhood nickname does not define me.
How the musician Roseau got over longing to belong.
“Stand up for yourself,” and many more gems from the Best Coast singer and guitarist.
I want you on my team.
November 2013: Shannon and Kaite
A video premiere and a rousing pep talk of an interview.
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