Meet a Religious Trauma Recovery Badass (and Mean Girls Extra): Spotlight on Tassja Dawn

Tassja and I found each other through the #ReligiousTraumaSyndrome tag on Instagram, and I'm happy to share her story with you. It involves an up-and-coming in the Toronto film industry, a stint at a tattoo shop, losing a best friend to a high-demand religion... oh yeah, and Mean Girls.

5 Reasons Why Making Mistakes is Great (Or, A Former Crazy Christian’s Ode to F*cking Up)

For a kid who was already anal about creases in her looseleaf, exiting a group of people who were so sure about their right answers that they tried to convert everyone they knew to The Light was world-shaking. It was humbling. It was awkward. And it was also fundamentally freeing.