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What My Coffee Says To Me: My Depression Inspired Me To Start Drawing And Inspire Others
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What My Coffee Says To Me: My Depression Inspired Me To Start Drawing And Inspire Others

Ever curious and eager for new opportunities, I relocated to Montreal in 2009 to shake up my career. But, a series of events shook up my life instead.

I never talked about my struggle with depression. It was my secret, just as depression is the secret of many people. At first, living with depression has prevented my ability to work or to earn for living. This led me to judge myself as less valuable, as nobody. I know I measured my self-worth with working or producing. As a result, my sense of failure and inadequacy stunted my creativity.

On January 1, 2012, after reading an article about women, depression, and how can coffee help, “What my Coffee says to me” was born. I was given 366 days to retry my leap into creativity.

Today, I am grateful for each and every chance to help others living with this mental illness, especially through my creative ideas or simply by bringing a smile to everyone’s day with one of my daily colorful drawings.

I have over 1,276 works of art and I’m still creating. I’m trying to raise money and awareness for mental health and financial literacy for kids. When people buy my creations on Redbubble I donate 50% royalties to the Canadian mental health Association and FrogskinU. Cheers and may your cup always be full.

More info: Facebook | www.redbubble.com

It’s okay to scream

What my #Coffee says to me May 5, 2015.

Coffee advice!

What my #Coffee says to me February 16, 2015.

You just want to blend in

What my #Coffee says to me May 14, 2015.

Chihuahua do what you gotta do

What my #Coffee says to me May 13, 2015.

You gotta go big!

What my #Coffee says to me May 29, 2015.

I love the skin I’m in!

What my #Coffee says to me April 10, 2015.

I keep me happy!

What my #Coffee says to me April 22, 2015.

I love me!

What my #Coffee says to me April 9, 2015.

Hello Friday!

What my #Coffee says to me March 13, 2015.

A good friend is lucky!

What my #Coffee says to me March 17, 2015.

One hump or two, humpday

What my #Coffee says to me February 4, 2015.

Hugs are good for you!

What my #Coffee says to me January 10, 2015.

Life is about creating yourself

What my #Coffee says to me January 15, 2015.

You are a masterpiece

What my #Coffee says to me January 11, 2015.

Owl have my coffee now!

What my #Coffee says to me July 20, 2013.

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BettyEitner
Community Member
6 years ago

Keep up your excellent work... I love your illustrations and what you are doing to raise awareness and funding.

Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you Betty! I appreciate the compliment and the confidence in what I am doing xoxoxo

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TonyFox
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6 years ago

Jennifer, you create one the stunning art works I've ever seen, it brings pure happiness, great job raising awareness.

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6 years ago

Thank you Tony Fox the compliment and for helping me to help others through your comment and like :) Cheers to you!

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TraceyMackenzie
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6 years ago

Awesome!! Love your illustrations - they are beautiful to look at, fun to read and the message is clear.

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6 years ago

Thank you Tracey Mackenzie for the compliment, the love and all :) Cheers to you!

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BettyEitner
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6 years ago

Keep up your excellent work... I love your illustrations and what you are doing to raise awareness and funding.

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6 years ago

Thank you Betty! I appreciate the compliment and the confidence in what I am doing xoxoxo

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TonyFox
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6 years ago

Jennifer, you create one the stunning art works I've ever seen, it brings pure happiness, great job raising awareness.

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6 years ago

Thank you Tony Fox the compliment and for helping me to help others through your comment and like :) Cheers to you!

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TraceyMackenzie
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6 years ago

Awesome!! Love your illustrations - they are beautiful to look at, fun to read and the message is clear.

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6 years ago

Thank you Tracey Mackenzie for the compliment, the love and all :) Cheers to you!

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