What have you learned to take care of yourself through difficult times?




My name’s Trina I am Souix and cree from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am the youngest of 8 and I was raised by a single mom in a wheelchair. When I was 4 years old my mom blacked out. Crawled under a CP rail train and severed both her legs and one arm. She never walked or drank again. I grew up in extreme poverty, and was in and out of the child welfare system. As a young adult, I let my childhood years define me. I became another Aboriginal statistic going in and out of the institutional system, I became an addict stuck in the Street life. When I was 24, I didn’t like the person I became. I didn’t like what I saw when I looked in the mirror. I changed my life, and have never looked back. Today I am 35 and can say I live a positive life. I want to say to anyone struggling with addictions, child welfare, institutions. It may seem never ending and hopeless but just like good times come and go, so do bad times as well. You are worth a happy life, and a change is possible. Don’t ever doubt yourself. I am your admin “#TK“. ❤️

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