Mental Illness Cannot Contain Me

By Shaley Hoogendoorn | Twitter: @shaleyhoogs  Seven years ago I found myself in the emergency psych ward. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1. To me it was actually not all that surprising. I have struggled my whole life with depression and anxiety. I have very high highs and very low lows. So high […]

MEET OUR TEAM: Idelette Talks with Chervelle Camille

I thought it’s about time we introduce you to our SheLoves team members and give you a glimpse into the heart and stories of the women who make this community run. Today, I am talking with Chervelle Camille who is responsible for creating the daily graphics on SheLoves. I’ve known Chervelle for many years—we’ve shared […]

Finding Our Place in the Easter Story Today

On “bodied faith” + the meaning of the cross + participating in the story of Easter. By Idelette McVicker @idelette | Twitter: @idelette And Kelley Johnson-Nikondeha | Twitter: @kelljnik I was in my pyjammies when Kelley’s HeyTell message came through this morning, wishing me a Good Friday. She mentioned how it’s ironic for her that we […]

TGIF: ‘Cause I Gotta Have Faith-a-Faith-a-Faith …

On small faith, mind-bending miracles, weepy bear hugs and an epic summer. “How much have you raised so far?*” he said resting his coffee cup on my cubicle wall and peering down on me. [*Context: On June 24th 2011, I announced a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG): 50 women in Vancouver + Half-Marathon = Raising […]

TGIF: The Summer My Dad and I Became “Dreamers-Who-Do”