About

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MEHRET BIRUK
Map Pin Toronto, Canada


Welcome to my blog!

At this tiny corner of the internet, I dedicate my writing on three main areas— youth work, digital wellness, and mental health. This blog is intended to be part educational, and part self-reflection.

Youth Work
I have 6+ years of experience working with youth in academic settings and non-profit organizations. My educational background includes an M.A in Sociology and a B.A in Criminology with a minor in Psychology. My graduate course thesis focused on the issue of youth poverty, and the importance of youth empowerment and youth activism for social change.

Social Media 
My personal obsession with all things related to social media, and its impact on our social world, has led me to read conspicuous amount of articles, blogs, and books on the topic and quit social media all together. Since then, I have been deliberately and radically working to liberate myself from our always-on, digitally caffeinated culture.

I am a self-proclaimed social-media-hater and a digital minimalist. I bring together my own experiences and the available literature on the issue to bring awareness to how our digital lives can have unintended consequences on our overall well-being.

Mental Health
My educational background, a minor in psychology, and professional background, have expanded my knowledge and passion for everything related to mental health and mental wellness.


When I’m not busy adulting, I read a conspicuous amount of books borrowed from the library and patiently wait for the revolution.

Click here for my resume. 

You can contact me via email at mehretbiruk@gmail.com.