In 2016, the Huffington Post named Nova Scotia’s Tyler Simmonds one of the “10 inspirational people under 30 you should be following on Twitter.”
An artist and advocate, he is using his voice and talents to create a safe space to discuss mental illness, he encourages vulnerability and how that can be a source of healing and power.
His message is resonating.
His first short film, In My Mind is award-winning. In 2019 he was awarded the JRG Society for the Arts Award to develop his documentary There’s Soul in Our Soil—exploring the link between mental health with systematic and environmental racism in the African Nova Scotian community.
- The lowest point in his life made him realize that his disabilities are his “superpowers”.
- “Just because you have mental illness doesn’t mean that you can’t live the life that you want.”
- Find out what he had to say in the wake of the murder of George Floyd.
- Tune in to find out why he said “meditation is like a cheat code to life.”
- “My community (North Preston) is home. It’s beautiful.”