It’s Thursday, and yes I missed my Worthy Wednesday shout out, or did I. Technical difficulties, time spent with family and me not being as organized as I usually am had led me to post today, Thursday – instead of Wednesday and that’s okay.
I received a tweet a few months ago:
hey @SimpLee_Serene would you like to be featured in my UNMASKED series?
This began a beautiful online friendship, that is blossoming with mutual respect, vulnerability and acceptance. Sara Gorguen unmasks mental illness on a daily basis. She is a tireless advocate and is a Community Correspondent for the Partner’s For Mental Health – Not Myself Today Campaign. Our friendship blossomed as finalists in the Faces 2012 Campaign, and we were both there for each other when we were unsuccessful. As we went through our own struggles of rejection, and hurt, a deeper connection was built.
I have watched Sara, this beautiful 24 year old woman from the East Coast of Canada, truly and tirelessly with such devotion and passion, advocate for mental illness. Her UNMASKED series on her blog Saratonin, highlights people travelling through mental illness. What I love about Sara is her courage, resiliency and determination. She journey’s through her depression honestly and openly, allowing others to feel not so alone. I’ve also watched her support and lift up another incredible mental health advocate Casey, who I featured in the Not Myself Today blog post earlier this year, to see this compassion and caring, fills my heart with the hope that there are people in this world that truly and deeply care.
Sara is worthy, and she is definitely being the change she wishes to see in the world.
Worthy Wednesday is about celebrating that you are worthy, we are all worthy, and that you are enough.
Every Wednesday Lee gives a SimpLee Serene Shout Out to an individual or organization being the change they wish to see in the world.