Over the last 18 months, Janice has struggled emotionally with the barrage of racism-related world events, news stories and incidents. As a visible minority and immigrant to Canada, these incidents of intolerance, violence, discrimination and racial targeting are a frightening and distressing reality to confront. It’s not that these are new phenomena, but that they’ve been widely publicized and pushed out through media against a backdrop of a global pandemic which has everyone already on edge and vulnerable. Janice took a voluntary leave of absence from work in order to work through her emotional exhaustion and fatigue.

Janice immigrated to Canada from China when she was 8 months old, and grew up in Vancouver in a traditional Chinese household. She’s a proud millennial and a visible minority.