Amanda Jones is a creative writing student at Vancouver Island University. She’s been writing and speaking about her sister Amy’s descent into mental illness and addiction and Amy’s virtual disappearance into Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside. We first spoke with Amanda in April 2018 when she shared her story—Finding Amy—on-air for People First Radio. In a second recording (below), Amanda shares a recent poem she’s written—Opioids and Oatmeal—and speaks about how writing and creativity continues to help her deal with Amy’s situation.

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