Hi! I'm Sharon,

 Founder & Chief Fan Grrl!

Comic Geek  *  Academic  *  Cosplayer  *  BTS ARMY

Former Health Minister - Manitoba


I believe in using my experience, and my Superpowers, for good:

to improve our collective mental health!


My passion, education, insight, and love of the Marvel & BTS Universes come together to inspire and empower!

My love of X-Men & Avengers shape my reframing of mental health conditions as Superpowers, originally done to help myself and my sons. 



is an assets-based approach to living with mental health and neurodiversity diagnoses.



The music and lived experience of Bangtan Sonyeondan

(BTS - Bulletproof Boy Scouts - 방탄 소년단) 

inspire musically based mental health tools and messages.



helps us better understand ourselves, and others,

so that we can live passionately, productively, and positively!

My life experiences include my diagnosis, being a single mom on social assistance, surviving cancer, domestic violence, and suicide. 

I also had the responsibility of a

$6 billion health department budget - no stress there!

I'm a published author, consultant (

and, public speaker, who can be found cosplaying

Domino, Nick Fury, and Peggy Carter,

except when out with the Winnipeg Ghostbusters, 

then ask for Pink Holtzmann!

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