Category: Stories

The Pain No One Sees – Genia Kuypers shares her story

Genia Kuypers is a 28-year-old writer and chronic illness advocate. She studied at the University of Toronto, and later completed a post-graduate degree in broadcast journalism at Humber College. She can be found on Instagram at @geniakuypers. Below is a piece written by Genia about…

An Advocate for Migraineurs: Christina Sall

I met with Christina Sall over Zoom a few weeks ago. She is a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and advocate for affordable medication for migraineurs. Christina has suffered from migraine since she was five years old….

Feeling Like a Fraud: Steven’s Story

I had the pleasure of speaking with Steven Smith, a 58-year-old salesman from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He had heard of Migraine Canada from the radio and reached out to us to participate in this series. When the migraines first began, Steven believed they were…

Shruti’s Story

“I interviewed Shruti a few months ago and she has written the following to share her story:” I don’t remember life without pain, or migraine. I was 12 or 13 when I was first diagnosed. It was after years of trying to articulate the pain….

An Introduction to Project: Your Voice

One of Migraine Canada’s goals is to provide support to those with migraine by sharing information and combating stigma. One of the ways to accomplish this goal is by amplifying the voices of the migraine community to provide insight into what living with migraine is truly like….