Justine Abigail Yu is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Hyphen, an intimate journal that explores the experiences of hyphenated Canadians and examines what it means to live in between cultures. She and the publication have been featured on national and local media outlets including CTV National News, CBC Metro Morning, CBC Ontario Morning, and CityTV’s Breakfast Television. When she’s not working on her passion project, she also works as a freelance communications and marketing strategist for the social impact space. She has worked with organizations operating in North America, Central America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. Her expertise lies in growing social enterprises from the ground up through strategic digital marketing, compelling storytelling, and genuine community engagement. Justine Abigail is a fierce advocate for justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her mission is to stir the conscience and spur social change.
Justine shares what it means to be your own hype woman and how this has helped her gain confidence and be the powerhouse woman that she is today.
Justine Abigail Yu is the Founder and Editor In Chief of Living Hyphen.
Justine is of Filipino descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self confidence is knowing your worth and value and speaking it out.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Justine use to play small and she was fitting in the boxes of what society expected of her to do.
The “AHA” Moment
Justine used her writing to express herself and found the strength in her voice. Also being an advocate for herself help her gain confidence.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Justine is comfortable in her own skin and her writing has opened so many opportunities for her.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Be your own hype woman.
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