Wow! we finally published our book!

Mark, Matt and I put together a print edition of the most popular posts from the past year in Everybody has a brain, as well as a bunch of long-form essays and interviews with people who have real brains and real mental health!

You can get it from a print-on-demand service for $23.60 here:: We’re donating $5 from every purchase to the awesome mental health charity Coast Mental Health.

We don’t make any profit from the sales, it’s just expensive to do print-on-demand. But, because we’re all about making mental health more accessible and money is one of the biggest barriers we like to remove, you can also view and download a FREE pdf of The Brainly at this link: Download The Brainly for free And then you can just go and donate to Coast Mental Health on your own. 

A big thank-you to everyone who participated in writing essays, doing interviews, giving us feedback,  going to meetings, drawing, and designing this! 

AuthorDaniela Pichardo

More than a year ago, I did some work for the YWCA in Vancouver for a project called "Taking Sexy Back".

The Facebook page is a forum for advocacy against sexualization of young girls and women. It's a safe space to share information and start conversations around hypersexualization.


A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going back to the offices of the YWCA and met an amazing group of women who work there to start what I call "Taking Sexy Back vol.2"

We had one hour session to brainstorm and put ideas together to create a brand that will help spread this message.

This is a project that's really close to my heart, and working with them was really inspiring. I'll be gathering all the resources and information I got from our little workshop to start designing this brand, which I'm sure will be a lot better than my previous effort, just because this time I had the chance to collaborate and listen to people who work with this every day and whose ideas are very valuable.

To start with, I really like the idea of this brand speaking to both females and males, because I truly believe that hypersexualization is not an issue that only concerns women and girls. It's everybody's business because it affects us all.

I'm really excited to see where this is heading to, and I will make sure to share the updates here.