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Olivia advocates for personal development work and prioritizing wellbeing with an emphasis on community. She believes in the power of sharing our stories within a safe environment. She believes in understanding our similarities and differences to seek transformation and understanding.
Olivia Miller is an 19 year-old advocate from Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. She is currently completing a double major in Peace and Conflict and Social Development Studies with a minor in Political Science at the University of Waterloo.
Olivia is the co-founder and director of the Bridges of Hope Project and Community Ambassador for the Umbrella Project. She is a contributor with several community and national initiatives, including The Activist Collab, The Wilmot Post and more.
Bridges of Hope is a platform by youth for promoting mental health awareness by execution of local events and social media campaigns. Olivia uses this platform to speak at community events and schools, sharing her personal struggles with mental health and conflicts.
Olivia has been open about her journey with mental illness as a young adult. She has discovered through her experiences how important it is to take care of yourself and seek help when you need it, after struggling to graduate high school and suffering harsh anxious episodes. She is passionate about sharing her message with others so they know they are never alone.