re·sil·ient
/rəˈzilyənt/
adjective

(of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

The Global Resilience Project is a community where you can share and read stories of resilience to help you overcome life’s most difficult challenges.

The Global Resilience Project is collecting stories of resilience from around the world. These stories will be shared on social media, our website and will be published in a book.

It can be cathartic and healing to share. It can be inspiring and motivational to listen and learn about other people’s journeys.

Everyone deserves to tell their story and that is why we exist.

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THE BOOK

The book is a collection of stories of resilience to help you overcome life’s more difficult challenges. 

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SUBMIT

The Global Resilience Project is collecting stories of resilience from around the world, submit your story.

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MEDIA

The Global Resilience Project has been featured in various media publications, check out the articles.

STORIES OF Resilience
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Stories of Resilience: Megan Swan

“I always knew I was meant for more, but I didn’t find my path until I got sober.” I used to seek numbness. I used to lavishly marinate in my victimhood as a child of divorce, a daughter who’s father commited suicide, as the girl with no clear path. My strategy was disconnection. Now I

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Stories of Resilience: Mary Dvorak

“I recommend keeping a journal while going through any sort of recovery; it’s even helpful for experiencing everyday life. And lastly, I advise that you wear a helmet!” My accident happened a week before my senior year in high school – I was 17 and suffered a severe brain injury. I don’t remember the day

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Stories of Resilience: Marnie Bondar

“Yes, I am a breast cancer survivor, but I am also so much more. I have so much life left in me to share with the world, and I am going to squeeze every last drop of joy out of it.” I learned how to be a survivor long before I was ever diagnosed with

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OUR TEAM

Blair Kaplan Venables

Founder

Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a British Columbia-based PR agency. She brings fifteen years of experience to her clients which include global wellness, entertainment and lifestyle brands. As a pioneer in the industry, she has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards, launch their businesses and more. Yahoo! listed Blair as a top ten social media expert to watch in 2021. She has spoken on national stages and her expertise has been featured in media outlets including Forbes, CBC Radio, Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. Blair is also the #1 bestselling author of Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories from an Entrepreneur and co-host of the Dissecting Success podcast. When she’s not working on the board for her local chamber of commerce, you can find Blair growing the “I Am Resilient Project,” an online community where users share their stories of overcoming life’s most difficult moments.

“I learned that real happiness doesn’t come from getting but from giving.”
– Gabrielle Bernstein

Alana Kaplan

Project Manager

Alana Kaplan is a compassionate mental health professional based in Toronto, Ontario. She’s a child and family therapist at a Toronto based community agency, and a yoga teacher. Fueled by advocacy, Alana is known for standing up and speaking out for others. Passionate about de-stigmatizing and normalizing mental health, Alana brings her experience to the I Am Resilient team, navigating the role one’s mental health plays into telling their story.

Engaging in self-care and growth is what keeps her going and her love for reading, travel, and personal relationships helps foster that. When she’s not working, Alana can often be found on walks, at the yoga studio, or playing with any animal that she comes across.

“You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort but you cannot choose both.”
– Brene Brown
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