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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.


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

Healthcare in the province is still falling short.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

South Asian women and the sexuality we’ve been taught to ignore

Exploring sexuality as a South Asian woman is complex and awkward when all we've known is shame.

You can’t be depressed, you’re brown: The stigma of mental health in South Asian families

Depression in the South Asian community is a taboo topic often shrouded in secrecy and shame.
Arts & culture

Emily Ratajkowski’s "My Body" is a striking commentary on power, control, and the commodification of women’s bodies

Her essays explore her views on power, control and sexuality as a woman

A therapist’s thoughts on why the New Year doesn’t have to come with so much pressure

A New Year doesn’t have to mean a new you

Setting boundaries around the holidays with your big South Asian family

Boundaries during the holidays are tough especially within South Asian families.

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