Kylee is a freelance editorial, portrait, and events photographer, as well as a barista working and living in Halifax. Although she is proudly from Cape Breton Island, Halifax has become a second home and Kylee hopes to continue growing with the entrepreneurial community here.
Professionally she most enjoys working with local businesses and entrepreneurs who need polished image content for their branding.
In her personal time, she also creates art using conceptual imagery, and often using self-portraiture, to communicate on themes of mental health, spirituality, and ecofeminism.
She believes in art practice as a methodology of healing and as a way of connecting to our deeper selves, one another, and the earth.
Tyler Simmonds speaks openly about his experience living with mental illness, reminding people that recovery is possible and emphasizing the importance of talking to getting well. Now a motivational speaker, his is clearly a message that resonates with many.
In 2016, the Huffington Post named him one of the “10 Inspirational people under 30 you should be following on Twitter.”.
In 2017 Tyler Simmonds was listed as one of the CAMH Difference Makers.
He is also a proud spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk and last year he received a Best Local Short Film award at the Bluenose Ability Film Festival for his film “In My Mind“.
Between speaking at schools to encourage youth living with mental health illness to get treatment, to working at the peer support organization, Laing House, Tyler is committed to reaching as many people about mental health as possible.
Through his many channels, Tyler is inspiring people in Nova Scotia, across Canada, and around the world to speak up about their mental health.