Location: Ontario, Canada
College: Ryerson University
Profession: Child and youth worker
Biography: My name is Megan, and I’m a graduate of the Child & Youth Worker program from Cambrian College and I’m pursuing my degree in Disability Studies at Ryerson University along with a certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges & Experiences. I was diagnosed with Non-Verbal Learning Disability when I was seven years old. I was continually told from a young age from psychologists and teachers “I wouldn’t amount to anything” and to “never consider post-secondary education.” I want to embrace my disability and construct a new dimension to humanity which moves beyond the label. I want to guide others out of their own darkness and illuminate a pathway of change. I am not defined by my disability, and my experiences have led me on a journey to cultivate change.
What has influenced you the most in life and why? My grades 6-8 special education teacher Mrs. R, who not only believed in me, she also inspired me to accomplish anything I wanted to in life despite my learning disability.