- Teatime with Miss Liz T-E-A Open Discussion with Randi-Lee Bowslaugh Author-Advocate-Kick-Boxer "Miss Liz" Elizabeth Jean Olivia Gagnon Women Making a Difference with One Cup 1:00:16
With Miss Liz joining and coming in from Canada, the advocate and author Randi Lee Bowslaugh bring a strong T-E-A to her new book and mental health awareness. Randi-lee BowslaughMay 11th, 7 Pm ESTLIVE STREAMING ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS AND PODCASTS STATIONS AND APPS Randi-Lee was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and from a young age, she had a passion for helping others. She attended Niagara College and graduated at the top of her class from Community and Justice Services after completing her placement at a recovery house for alcohol and drug addictions. Post-graduation, she worked at a Native Friendship Centre for two and a half years while pursuing a university education in psychology. Randi-Lee continued working in social services for another four years as an employment counsellor until she left to pursue her other passions. Randi-Lee is an author and outspoken advocate for mental health, sharing her true story with honesty. From the age of 14, she struggled with depressive thoughts. There were times when she wasn’t sure how she would continue. Depression continues to be a battle in her life, but she is glad she continues living. She has spoken at events promoting wellness and compassionately shares her experiences with her mental health. In 2021 she started a YouTube channel, Write or Die Show, to spread awareness about various mental health issues and to end the stigma associated with mental health. Growing up, she never felt that she fit in, being the last to understand jokes and confused about many emotions that she saw in others. In 2021 she finally had answers to the questions about herself that had been nagging at her. She was diagnosed with moderate Autism.
Another of Randi-Lee’s passions is kickboxing, which she has been doing for about ten years. She was a Canadian National Champion in kickboxing in 2015, competed at the World’s Kickboxing tournament later that year, and 2016 competed at the Pan-Am Games, where she received silver in her division. In 2020 she was chosen as one of the coaches for the Ontario Winter Games, where she inspired and coached young athletes. Randi is a mom to two; her youngest child has autism, and she is a grandma to one. Randi encourages and supports her youngest child’s entrepreneurial spirit as he follows his dream of being an artist. When she can, she incorporates his art into her stories. Published Works:Non-Fiction: Thoughts of a WandererA Mother’s TruthEmbracing MeFictionA Little ScareChildren’s Books: Operation Deck the HallsDiamond the CatContact Information:https://linktr.ee/randib
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