Our Stories

Meet Adam

Adam Jesin is a Toronto-based musician/songwriter and the co-founder of Northern Frequencies, a music production company. Adam is also the vice chair of Sheena’s Place’s…

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Meet Alexandra

Alex was first introduced to Sheena’s Place while completing a practicum, as an art therapy student at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. Two years after…

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Meet Ary

“Eating disorder support” and “systemic racial inequity” are phrases that are not often used in the same sentence. However, the two are inextricably connected. This…

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Meet Colleen

“I had to get lost along the way to try to put the building blocks back together.” Colleen’s earliest recollections of eating-related challenges date back…

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Meet Jeffrey

Jeffrey (he/him) was working full-time as a marketing coordinator at the age of 27 when he realized he was losing his battle with eating issues….

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Meet Ella

Ella (she/her) came to Sheena’s Place at a time where she felt she had hit rock bottom. She had stopped socializing and felt obsessed with…

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Meet Theresa

A few weeks ago, Sheena’s Place reached out to me to ask if I would consider writing a piece about my personal experience with my…

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Meet Priya

Priya (she/her) has been working with Sheena’s Place for over a year now, facilitating a group that focuses on expressing emotions through music. This is…

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Meet Ron and Catherine

Ron and Catherine became involved with Sheena’s Place in a somewhat unique way. Their daughter, who was dealing with an eating disorder, was searching online…

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Meet Katrina

Katrina (she/her) had always been involved in contemporary dance and was in her second year of a social work program at Ryerson when she found…

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Meet Sookie

  Sookie (she/they) began her experience as a facilitator at Sheena’s Place in the summer of 2019, co-facilitating three workshops on challenging fatphobia, sizeism, and…

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Meet Maddie

For Maddie, Sheena’s Place was a critical support network in an unfamiliar city. This is her story. “It was the first mental health thing I…

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