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Alex Sangha from Sher Vancouver and Isabella Mori on her book Believe Me about mental health and addiction

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Episode  ·  53:17  ·  Sep 12, 2023


Alex Sangha from Sher Vancouver and Isabella Mori on her book Believe Me about mental health and addictionBernadine chats with Alex Sangha about Sher Vancouver Gala, Emergence, and IMigrant. Alex Sangha's birth name is Amar Singh Sangha. He was born in Gravesend, Kent, England and raised in Surrey and North Delta, British Columbia, Canada. His mother, Jaspal Kaur Sangha, and his father, Dalbir Singh Sangha, are of the Sikh faith originally from Punjab, India. Alex has an older and younger brother and a half-brother from his Dad's second marriage. Alex is an award-winning social worker. He has an MSc in Public Administration and Public Policy from the Department of Government from the London School of Economics. He has a Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia with a First Class Standing. In addition, Alex has an Associate in Arts Degree from Douglas College in New Westminster, BC and he graduated Grade 12 from Frank Hurt Secondary from Surrey, BC. Alex is the Founder of the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society which produced the award-winning documentary - My Name Was January. Alex is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada. Alex lives with Bipolar. Then Bernadine talks with Isabella Mori about her third upcoming book, Believe Me, out in the Spring of 2024. Isabella has published two previous books of poetry, A bagful of haiku -- 87 imperfections, and Isabella Mori's Teatable Book. She won the Cecilia Lamont prize for poetry in 2018. Mori also writes short stories, novels and non-fiction, and was a translation contributor (from English to German) in Reading Canada, a profile of Canada's diverse literature commissioned for the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair. She has a Masters in Education and works in the mental health/addiction field. She lives in Vancouver. Believe me is a hybrid text focused on mental health and addiction.music by Shari Ulrich

53m 17s  ·  Sep 12, 2023

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