Still Surviving

Still Surviving

By Still Surviving
At 25, I found myself on the receiving end of a huge curveball. In the years that followed, life continued to throw difficult challenges my way. At times I found myself wondering, "how do people survive times like this?!"

This is Still Surviving — the podcast that unpacks how everyday people have survived life's most challenging curveballs.

Hosted by Francesca Saraco//@fransaraco

New Episodes Every Week. Have a story about how you're still surviving? Email us at stillsurviving.podcast@gmail.com
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Still Surviving 007_Taur
From a young age, Taur always knew he was different. He had different interests than his peers and his family didn’t quite look like everyone else's. The differences in Taur’s life are what ultimately led him to a journey of self-discovery and ultimately, self-acceptance—  a journey with several twists and turns along the way. Listen to learn about how Taur is Still Surviving. If you have a story about how you're still surviving, you can email us at: stillsurviving.podcast@gmail.com Follow Still Surviving on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stillsurviving.podcast/ Our cover art is by the amazingly talented @jackiesaik. You can check out her work here: https://cargocollective.com/jackiesaik Our music is by Roary, and you can find them and along other amazing music on the Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/artists/roary/43360
54:12
May 25, 2020
Still Surviving 006 _ Neil + Noopur
Neil and Noopur Parmar are a very special couple. Their journey together began during university in Edmonton, then, to New York City where they began their professional careers and finally to Abu Dhabi where they began to embark on their greatest journey yet: starting a family. Little did they know that this decision would change their life forever.  In this episode, I chat with Neil and Noopur and learn about how they're still surviving after losing their firstborn child. If you or someone you know is facing pregnancy loss, please consider the resources below. https://www.pcmch.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PCMCH-Early-Pregnancy-Loss-G-List-of-Pregnancy-Loss-Resources-for-Families-and-Healthcare-Providers_Updated.pdf Follow Neil Parmar: https://twitter.com/Neil_S_Parmar If you have a story about how you're still surviving, you can email us at: stillsurviving.podcast@gmail.com Our cover art is by the amazingly talented @jackiesaik. You can check out her work here: https://cargocollective.com/jackiesaik Our music is by Roary, and you can find them and along other amazing music on the Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/artists/roary/43360
1:11:08
May 10, 2020
Still Surviving 005_ Darrick
Growing up, life wasn’t exactly easy for Darrick — his parents went through a divorce and his Dad ended up in jail. In their own right, both those events would be enough to knock anyone off their axis. It wasn't until Darrick entered his teenage years that his life would take him on a path that he never could have anticipated. guided by his faith and his love of film, darrick has channelled his experiences in a way that is nothing short of inspiring.  In this episode, I chat with Darrick and learn about how he is still surviving after losing both parents in his early 20’s. If you or someone you know is struggling, please consider the resources below. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ https://griefresourcenetwork.com/crisis-center/hotlines/ Follow Darrick: https://www.instagram.com/darrick/ If you have a story about how you're still surviving, you can email us at: stillsurviving.podcast@gmail.com Our cover art is by the amazingly talented @jackiesaik. You can check out her work here: https://cargocollective.com/jackiesaik Our music is by Roary, and you can find them and along other amazing music on the Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/artists/roary/43360
1:00:19
May 3, 2020
Still Surviving 004_Alexandra
Alexandra Gater is a Toronto -based YouTuber with a focus on millennial and budget-friendly decor. Her channel boasts over 270k subscribers and she’s been featured in publications such as Apartment Therapy and Domino. However, YouTube wasn’t her first, second, or even 100th career choice. Fresh out of school, Alexandra landed what felt like a dream job at a magazine. What she didn’t realize is how this role would shape her in ways both professionally and personally and change her life forever. In this episode, Alexandra and I chat about how being laid off from her dream job was the catalyst for a career beyond her wildest dreams. This is Still Surviving — a podcast about the curveballs life throws at us and how everyday people are surviving them. Follow Alexandra: https://www.instagram.com/alexandragater/ Subscribe To Alexandra on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/alexandragater If you have a story about how you're still surviving, you can email us at: stillsurviving.podcast@gmail.com Our cover art is by the amazingly talented @jackiesaik. You can check out her work here: https://cargocollective.com/jackiesaik Our theme music is by Roary, and you can find them and along with other incredible artists on the Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/artists/roary/43360
55:45
April 26, 2020
Still Surviving 003_ Carla
Carla was no stranger to life’s curveballs, having survived many in her younger years. No matter what never let anything stop her from chasing her dream of becoming a schoolteacher — and she was, as she describes, “one of the lucky ones” who landed a competitive permanent position at a school board. During her 3rd year of teaching, Carla began to feel tired — exhaustion that she had never experienced before. Little did she know that the cause of her exhaustion would be her biggest curveball yet. In this episode, we chat with Carla and we learn about her journey with Cushing’s Disease and the resilience, solace and fortitude she built brick by brick along the way. This is Still Surviving — a podcast about the unprecedented curveballs life throws at us and how everyday people are surviving them. Follow Carla here: https://www.instagram.com/karlakorea_/ If you have a story about how you're still surviving, you can email us at: stillsurviving.podcast@gmail.com Our cover art is by the amazingly talented @jackiesaik. You can check out her work here: https://cargocollective.com/jackiesaik Our music is by Roary, and you can find them and along other amazing music on the Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/artists/roary/43360
46:01
April 20, 2020
Still Surviving 002_Chrissi
For the majority of Chrissi’s 20’s her life was defined by all of her hard-earned achievements. She had secured a killer career, was the life of the party and had met and married the love of her life. From the outside, it seemed like Chrissi's life was perfect. But inside, her foundation was slowly crumbling and the life that Chrissi had worked so hard to build was about to fall apart. In this episode, we chat with Chrissi and explore how she survived a sudden divorce and crushing depressive episode. This is Still Surviving — a podcast about the unprecedented curveballs life throws at us and how everyday people are surviving them. If you or someone you love is in crisis, please consider the following resources: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/ https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Learn More about Chrissi: https://www.instagram.com/chrissiforte/ If you have a story about how you're still surviving after a curveball, you can email us at: stillsurviving.podcast@gmail.com Our cover art is by the amazingly talented @jackiesaik. You can check out her work here: https://cargocollective.com/jackiesaik Our music is by Roary, and you can find them and along other amazing music on the Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/artists/roary/43360
52:59
April 12, 2020
Still Surviving 001_Alex
What if the dream you had worked so hard to achieve was suddenly snatched from you? This is exactly what Alex, our first guest faced when his dream of playing professional football in the CFL was suddenly halted. Years of training, sacrifice and hard work had led Alex to the big leagues and in a split second his life changed forever. In this episode, we chat with Alex and learn about how he is still surviving after his professional football career was cut short. This is Still Surviving — a podcast about the unprecedented curveballs life throws at us and how everyday people are surviving them. Learn more about Alex: https://www.instagram.com/alexanthony_83/ If you have a story about how you're still surviving after a curveball, you can email us at: stillsurviving.podcast@gmail.com Our cover art is by the amazingly talented @jackiesaik. You can check out her work here: https://cargocollective.com/jackiesaik Our music is by Roary, and you can find them and along other amazing music on the Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/artists/roary/43360
47:07
April 5, 2020