A.J. is a Toronto-based writer, filmmaker, and shame educator certified by the Center for Healing Shame in Berkeley. After experiencing a life-changing “shame breakthrough” in therapy several years ago, A.J. dedicated himself to educating others about our “master emotion” through Shame Ed classes and one-on-one coaching. A.J. is the host of the podcast Discomfortable and author of the book by the same title published by North Atlantic Books.