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Stories behind our clothing

Our clothing has always been deeply rooted in the vision of our initiative.  It is not only a way for someone to show visual support to the mental health community but acts as a conversation starter.  Our clothing is more than just fashion; the stories behind the designs aim to be impactful.

Our clothing is available now at ‘Soles of Whitmore’ on Albert St in Regina.

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One hours time: Riley Lawson

In one hour’s time in Grade 7 at the age of 12, something happened. I didn’t know it at the time but it would shape my entire existence, influence my every decision, and affect the rest of my life…

 

I had been sick with the flu for a few days at home prior to the day that began it all. I was in music class and was not feeling well so I asked to go to the bathroom. The teacher told me to sit back down and wait the 5 minutes until the film was over, so I did as I was told. I remember sitting there thinking about how embarrassed I would be if I got sick in front of all these people but dismissed it and tried to watch the film. Not more than 2-3 minutes later I felt a wave of sickness come over me,

Surviving Trixie: Heather Ashton

Surviving Trixie

 

Part I: The Joys of Dieting

 

Now that I look back at what I’ve written, it’s occurring to me how sick I really was. “What brings you to the ER this afternoon, sweetie?” The triage nurse looked at me with the most beautiful eye creasing smile. “An eating disorder, I guess.” I mean, I didn’t think I was that sick. I still could walk, I could still stand. But you see, thats the vile thing about eating disorders. They somehow deny you the fact that you are even remotely ill because theres no problem in being thinner, right? Everybody wants to be a size 0. Everyone wants to see there protruding collarbones. As far as I knew I was a perfectly normal teenager. Because everyone wants to be slim, right?

 

Spandex Thinking: Carleen Desautels

Yoga pants, jeggings, stretchy jeans and the comfy pajama bottoms that you keep for years.  When we put on these pieces of clothing we feel free and unrestricted, the shape of the clothes adjusting to the shape of our body rather than us having to adjust to the shape of the clothes.  All of these pieces of clothing contain some small amount of Spandex, in most cases as little as 5%.  The stretchiness of the threads allows the fabric to shift and move, making allowances for our bodies and making those yoga pants, jeggings or jeans the “perfect fit”.

TL’s Soundtrack

I want to share the music of my life. Soundtrack for joy, relaxation, angst, fear, focus, reflection, love, dreaming …

The first mix will be songs that reflect the last 2 weeks of my life. Songs that helped me through, brought me joy, helped me focus, a desire to be vulnerable ….

Here’s my soundtrack …

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