A woman stands on a dock in a lake

Kaola Baird on a dock in Toronto. “I think when you're going through a crisis, … sometimes you lose a sense of who you are,” Kaola said. “And by going through it myself, I think it just gives you that deeper understanding. … I have a lot of empathy. … I try to give back what I received and still do receive. You just go full circle, but for me, I always think the circle gets larger.”

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