I Am Committed
“When I was growing up, my parents never shared their feelings. They went to residential school, where they were taught
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I Am a Student to Be
“I’m gonna get right down to it — I am an alcoholic. Alcohol has ruled my life since I was
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I Am Self-Sufficient
“I was born and raised in a small town in the Okanagan. I had a normal upbringing, but got involved
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I Am A Proud First Nations
“My twin brother and I were taken out of our mom’s care frequently. At the age of 6, I became
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I Am Relentless
“My father died when I was five years old and my mother was violent and abusive. I don’t blame her
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I Am Focused
“It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. I would challenge that it takes the same
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I Am Disciplined
“Drinking was my downfall, my gateway drug to crime. I was never afraid of going to jail because I was
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I Am Caring
“Last time I was in jail I was completely broken. When I was eight years old, I got aseptic meningitis
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I Am Victorious
“There were so many years that I could not look at myself in the mirror for the things I had
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I Am Honest
“I came from a dysfunctional family. My mom was an alcoholic and there wasn’t a lot of food in our
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I Am A Dad
“When I was six years old, my mother sat me down and said, ‘We are moving and dad is not
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I Am Creative
“I grew up in a small town in BC and left home when I was 14. I fell in love
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I Am Thankful
“My dad lived in the fast lane. He was a womanizer who used to smoke and drink. My mom is
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I Am A Mom
“The last time I went to jail, I knew it was going to break me or make me. I had
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I Am A Grandma
“I never thought I would see the inside of a jail. I was in a bad relationship with a man
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I Am Resilient
“‘I Had a Good Get Go.’ That’s what my dad would have said. I was adopted, but I couldn’t have
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I Am A Volunteer
“Not many people know about my bad boy days. I was charged with ‘Conspiracy to Traffic’ and received a six-year
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I Am A Heavy Equipment Operator
“My life has taken one hell of a detour. Four years ago, I was at a bar with my coworker,
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I Am Determined
“I was in an abusive relationship and I felt like I had nowhere to go. Some days he chose to
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I Am A Believer
“I was addicted to drugs and living on lower East Hastings, Vancouver. Four years ago, I was in a treatment
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I Am A Tradesman
“I worked for eight years installing everything from steel metal doors to bathroom stall partitions. I can’t work in a
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I Am Positive
“I was born and raised in a small town in Ontario. I grew up with a mother who was abusive
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I Am An Eleven
“Five years ago, I found out that my partner of 24 years had been cheating on me – hours after
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