Stella is a frank and feisty young woman originally from Halifax who now lives in Toronto. She’s a photographer, a mental health advocate and a student at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She started taking photographs when she was 19 years old, having been strongly influenced by the photojournalism work and career of her father. Initially, photography was a hobby and a way to get closer to her father. It quickly became Stella’s medium for expressing her struggles with mental illness, for helping others through teaching photography and for raising awareness.