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Jessie Brar

Jessie Brar

Jessie Brar (she/her) is a writer, public speaker, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion professional and Mental Health Activist. She graduated from Queen's University with a degree in Psychology and has worked with several notable organisations worldwide to help raise awareness around important social justice topics and advocate for change. She is deeply passionate about her intersectional identities and is committed to being a life-long learner through her work. Check her out on Instagram - @jessieebrar.


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An exclusive update from the sweethearts from this season of Popshift's online dating show
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Navigating mental health care when your diagnosis “doesn’t exist”

Being misdiagnosed for mental illness can have significant consequences for your healing journey.

The problem with romanticizing the overworked mother

Just because women can balance it all, doesn’t mean they should have to

4 things I wish I knew about going to therapy

Everyone says go to therapy, but is it really the only way?
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Season 2 of "Desi Me Dating" pops off

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Soni Pabla Lives on for Eternity in Posthumous Track ‘She’s the One’

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Ranveer Singh faces backlash for baring it all

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