Kasey Elliott Maher
Kasey Elliott Maher is a yoga teacher, a mother, a wife, a friend but most importantly she inspires and has the keen and compassionate ability to open people up. She has the gift of seeing the divine strength and beauty in each person. She was diagnosed with severe depression and suicidal ideation in 1999. She has spent many years volunteering in the mental health field. After her brother passed away in May of 2017 from an accidental overdose she could no longer stay silent. After searching tirelessly to find a non profit that inspired her, she discovered This is My Brave and was cast in Boston's May 2018 Show. She believes that when you shift your perspective of mental illness from a place of fear to a place of love your diagnosis can become a superpower. When this shift occurs a miracle occurs. She believes we need to see more miracles. Being a part of This is My Brave was a miracle for her and she hopes she can inspire others to experience the same miracle. She will be co producing Boston's Fall Show, November 16, 2018. Her life has been profoundly changed by her experience with This is My Brave and she is honored to be a part of a life changing organization.
Jamie Davenport is so thrilled to be producing the This Is My Brave Boston Fall Show. Jamie’s journey with mental illness has been life long, but came to a head (literally) in 2016. Her struggle with OCD, Panic Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder humbled her in a way she could have never imagined. It brought her to her knees and left her with no other option, but to get better or let her brain take her all the way out of reality. Being part of This Is My Brave in May of 2018 was an instrumental part of her recovery and gave her a community that validated her struggle and enlightened her understanding of mental illness. She graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in Acting. In her free time she is learning how to skateboard, spending too much time at the library, and running a poetry instagram account called @davenpoems with her boyfriend. She’s currently writing a memoir about her illness and her journey to recovery. She hopes to go back to school to become a therapist.