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May 10, 2023

In 2020 the world was dealing with Covid. But in Nova Scotia, Canada, another event took place that defined the year, the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. Over two days, April 18th and 19th, Gabriel Worman killed 22 people. He started by killing 13 people in Portapique, N.S. and by burning down several houses, including his own. The next day his rampage continued. Altogether, twenty two people died.

The province is home to about a million people. With such a small population, people were shaken and stunned. Many knew one of the victims. Mental health was suddenly a top topic.

The combination of events in 2020 led Karen Dean to reach out to her neighbors to chronicle the year. Her efforts allowed woman to voice their concerns and share their stories. She pulled the stories together in her book We Are Unbreakable: Raw, Real Stories of Resilience: From Women in Nova Scotia in 2020.

In this podcast Karen talks about the year and the lessons learned as she shares her story and the stories of her country-women and neighbors. 


Coming Soon! The Book. Bump In The Road, Stories of Courage, Perseverence and Resilience, an inspiring anthology of overcoming life's bumps. Because everyone needs a bit of inspiration.


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