I was born to a very young First Nations girl. She was just 15.
I am grateful that she completed her pregnancy and brought me into this world. As we all know, there are other choices.
I grew up with an amazing family – four older brothers and one older sister. I was the youngest of six.
My entire life I somehow felt different yet I couldn’t quite understand why. I chalked it up to being adopted.
It wasn’t until last year when I began to put all of the pieces together.
Now knowing my Aboriginal heritage, it’s like a piece of my heart has been put back into place. A huge piece.
I understand clearly What has been purposefully leading me to this point.
I understand clearly why I’m so driven to make a difference in the lives of girls and women in Canada, including Aboriginal women.
I celebrate my birth and my life. And today I re-dedicate it to my WHY.