Depression sucks. Literally. It sucks the joy and clarity from your mind leaving you feeling depleted and a shell of the person you know you are. It is very difficult to speak about and there is still so much stigma and shame that comes with sharing our experiences but it’s people like author and speaker Judy Kucharuk who pave the way for so many individuals who don’t have the strength to communicate their lived experiences with depression.
When Judy first stood on stage to share her Tedx Speech, “The Broken Window: Surviving Depression” I knew she was a writer. She pulled me into her experience with such detail and emotion that I can still feel her story when I reflect on it.
People want to turn away from depression because it makes them feel uncomfortable but Judy’s story did the opposite, it pulled me in like a love song you hear on the radio when you are feeling heartbroken, singing along at the top of your lungs in your car. Judy reminded me that I was not alone and that reminder is truly beautiful.
I love meeting kick ass women who are rocking life and using their adversity to help other rise up. Judy is one of those women and I am thrilled to share her Ted Talk with you today.
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