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Manjot Mann

Manjot Mann

My name is Manjot Mann and I am a mom, counsellor and writer. I have my undergraduate degree in Criminology/Psychology and a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. As a child I wanted to be a superhero, specifically Sailor Moon. As an adult I found there was no one like Sailor Moon running around in cute shoes saving people from monsters and so I took a desk job and hung up my imaginary cape. When I became a mom and fought my own demons, I realized I needed a career change. As a counsellor I help people with real and imagined monsters. As a writer I bring awareness to the fact that monsters exist and that there is a whole lot of superhero in all of us.

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Anxious mom series: That time I needed anxiety meds to get on a plane

Anxious mom is back to share her vacation epiphany
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Anxious mom series: Why I spent a lot of time crying in my car last year

Struggling through my daughter’s separation anxiety this past year has been tough.
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The Andrew Tates of the world learn misogyny at home and it's time we take action

The Paul Brar’s and Andrew Tate’s of the world can be found in our own homes.
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Anxious mom series: The local vacation I almost didn’t take

Sharing my anxieties around travel, weddings, COVID, and life in general as an anxious mom.
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Why the way we treat divorced South Asian women is a matter of life and death

When will we stop shaming women for getting a divorce?
Community

A local woman’s reflection on how access to abortion in B.C. impacted her life

Healthcare in the province is still falling short.
News

The never-ending cycle of bad news shouldn’t cost you your mental health

You are paying an emotional tax every time you give allow yourself to get consumed by negativity.
Conversation

The stigma of being a working mom in the South Asian community

You don't stop being a person when you become a mom

Financial Literacy: The language I was never taught to speak in my South Asian home

Financial literacy was not in my lexicon growing up.
Conversation

Why do we only care about mental health when it looks palatable?

But what makes mental health palatable? Is it only palatable when the person is high functioning?
Conversation

Why the Ukrainian refugee crisis should prompt us to check our internalized biases

Media coverage on Ukraine war has brought to light racism and bias.
Conversation

An open letter from my womb to the aunties who don’t know how to mind their business

It seems important to give voice to the part of my body that you put the most emphasis on.

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