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The Nova Scotia Quality of Life Initiative (NSQoLI) aims to capture what truly matters to Nova Scotians when it comes to their quality of life. This blog series was created as part of the NSQoLI with the purpose of better understanding how the life and well-being of Nova Scotians differs across the province.

Marylise is a Loran Scholar and is currently studying Psychology at UBC. She is interning with Engage Nova Scotia this summer because she believes that empowering and strengthening communities in an inclusive manner is important. A poet and activist, she is passionate about intersectional feminism, mental health, and empowering youth.