Flesh propped up by bones with a zoo of words in her skull

Your imposter syndrome stands between you and a life of fulfillment.

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I’m convinced most — if not all — of my writing is garbage.

I’ll complete a piece — a story, an article, a journal entry — and have the audacity to think, “This is kind of decent, Jas. Well done.”

I’ll do an initial comb-thru afterwards, fixing obvious grammatical errors…

How facing my worst-case scenario made me realize the value in being upfront.

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Haris and I sat outside my favourite Korean fried chicken joint while we waited for our to-go order. I was expressing my frustrations about the disproportionate levels of effort that were becoming apparent between Brian and I, when Haris interrupted me:

“What are you scared of?”

I stopped talking but…

And why it looks like I’m barely scraping by

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Susanne and I were sitting on her veranda one morning after working out outside together. She’d made us Americanos and we sipped on them as our conversation graduated to heavier content.

“Have you ever done the ACE quiz?”

“What’s that,” I asked.

“The Adverse Childhood Experiences quiz. It assesses your…

The road to hell is paved with racism — and coated with the blood of Indigenous women.

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Readers please note: this story discusses incidents of sexual assault.

Maybe it’s the Native in me but I love camping — camping in the real sense of the word. Drive out well beyond city limits, hike a trail or portage for a couple kilometres, shit in an elevated pit riddled…

Jasmine Freeman

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