Michelle Kennedy is a student counsellor, lover of the arts, cat mom and very opinionated woman.
The 2019 MC Class!
These spectacular humans have shaped so much of my understanding of counselling and my own humanity.
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I am so grateful for this man, Don McGillivray. Don has taught me more about Narrative Therapy than I ever could have hoped and I know that I will be experiencing his influence, incredible experience, and deep compassion throughout my entire career
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Blake was my mentor and friend for the entirety of my seven plus years at One Yellow Rabbit. Blake taught me everything I have already forgotten about making theatre and everything I will never forget. Blake has become family to me over the past several years and his influence has laid the ground work for my most fundamental therapeutic question:
WHO ARE YOU NOW?
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Kyle is the brilliant force behind QUEERflex. QUEERflex has been my home as a counsellor since the fall and I am deeply grateful to Kyle for their incredible risk taking, wild hustle, and welcoming spirit.
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Photo credit: Jeff Kelly
I am a very blessed woman with a collection of friends who challenge, inspire, and love me unconditionally. Our circle grows with partners and children but at it’s core we are truly ride or die for each other.
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We celebrated new life and the joy of the holiday season
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Friends and Colleagues
Kristina Laban is a wildly cool sex educator in Edmonton. They are a fat, queer, brilliant babe who is studying social work at MacEwan University. We have created and presented a number of workshops together.
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Babes in Vegas
Koko (left), myself, and Kristina (right) developed a friendship working together at The Traveling Tickle Trunk but have developed a wonderful friendship with both of them.
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Fat Fat Gary
This little dude has been a constant companion for the last 13 years. I am so glad he is immortal. Follow his instagram for more amazing Gary!
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My beautiful mom and sister
These women are my heart.
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The rest of 'em!
My dad and I weren’t always close but now he is one of my most valued advisor.
Left to right: Aunt Meg, Uncle Kevin, Me, Sandy (Dad’s wife), my dad!
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Me and Lindy West
Lindy West is the brilliant author of Shrill and a loud spoken abortion activist. I met her a LitFest here in Edmonton a couple years ago.
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