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Long-time member, former CWB WBI Regional Business Facilitator, and MSVU Alumna (BBA ’95), Karen Dean, has fulfilled her lifelong dream to publish a book and says it has surpassed her wildest dreams.

In October, Karen woke up with an idea in her head to gather stories from other incredible women of Nova Scotia about their experiences during this historical year and put them together in a book. She lost a dear friend in the horrible mass shooting in April and this project seemed like the ideal way to honour her fierce and resilient friend. That book was self-published on Amazon on November 24 and made it to #52 on the Best Seller List within the first 48 hours!

We Are Unbreakable: Raw, Real Stories of Resilience is a collection of authentic and inspiring stories about the unprecedented year of 2020 written by 22 incredible women who call Nova Scotia home. In these stories you will find examples of struggle, strength, togetherness and, mostly, of resilience as these remarkable women, from many different age groups and walks of life, share their experiences of living, working, running businesses, and parenting through a global pandemic, along with a year of horrific tragedies that rocked the entire province of Nova Scotia in so many ways.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society to establish a bursary program. This program will be aimed at women in rural Nova Scotia who have overcome adversity and barriers to pursue their education and who demonstrate the qualities of resilience and strength that are captured in the pages of the book.

Twenty-two contributors is of special significance because that is the number of innocent and beautiful souls who were taken from us so tragically in April 2020 in the worst mass shooting in Canadian history.

We will remember them. We will honour them. And we will build a legacy in their memory.

Contributors to this book include: Amy Hill, Amy VanderHeide, Angela Mercer-Penny, Carley Gloade, Colleen O’Dea, Diane Muise, Emily Kierstead, Ifeoma Esonwune, Josie Ryan, Karen Dean, Lisa Drader-Murphy, Margaret Miller, Michele Tessier, Miriah Kearney, Mounfiq Abu, Nancy Regan, Nikki Porter, Robin Legge, Sam Madore, Sarah Stewart-Clark, Tanya Priske (CWB Executive Director), and Tracy Stuart

To support this very meaningful project, search for “We Are Unbreakable” on Amazon … and prepare to be inspired!

Connect with Karen through our CWB Business Directory.