Colony of Losers- Fuck Stigma and Mental Illness, I'm like 25

Surviving your Quarter Life Crisis and becoming an adult

Pants Falling Down and the Joy of Mike Kimber

I assume that my emotions are like the weather. So when I’m having a good day you are too. So congratulations on having an awesome day to all you kids doing the gravity two step in cyberspace.


It won’t go away and it shouldn’t

Why do people comfort grieving people by telling them that it will go away? I’d like to tell them to revel in the actual glory of how large one life can be that it rips a piece out of you, that we create some sort of spatial vaccuum where life refuses to relinquish us. That [...]


Sometimes I love the internet

You ever ask Google an unrealistic question. Like something it couldn’t possibly know.  Sometimes when I’m bored I’ll ask really demanding questions. Like pages that describe Mike Kimber is a hero. Just to see if anything comes up. If I get a cold I look up symptoms immediately. I figure I may as well do [...]



Dearest Adrianna My world has been turned upside down and then right side up again and then turned upside down once again. I’ve seen your karaoke performances and shuddered at your abominable French. I know your tongue is too large for their bastard tongue. You are too tall and magnificent for their small minded ways. [...]


Danger Dean and Bleeding Meaning

You may have noted my absence beloved Colony. I’ve been working on writing and producing a movie that we are taking to camera October 11th. I’m incredibly excited about this project. Our actors are fantastic. Our sound person is a suave ninja. And the reason this is possible is a man named Dan Jardine. I [...]

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    Michael Kimber is a 26-year-old journalist who suffered a nervous breakdown on November 3rd, 2009. On March 28th, 2010 when he recovered from mental illness, he began writing a blog called Colony-of-losers. About falling on your face to figure out who you are and the hilarious antics of a blond jew. What began with a few friends and his mother reading has become a cult phenomenon, averaging 10,000 views a week, receiving praise from Commonwealth Award Winner Shandi Mitchell and many others. On, November 3rd, 2010, the one year anniversary of his mental breakdown he signed with Anne McDermid and Associates, the largest literary agency in Canada. In a year he went from wearing pajamas, making his couch depression HQ to leaving his hometown for the Toronto, where he exclusively wears business suits and the armor of ancient Greeks. Don't worry, he's still choking on the feet he contently sticks in his mouth and making moments awkward just by being part of them. During these struggles he met other talented bastards and drew them into his circle. Peter Diamond became his illustrator. Patrick Campbell his video editor and part time photographer. He recently added the incredibly talented John Packman as Colony of Losers Toronto photographer. Without the support of the Colony of Losers, Michael Kimber would be nothing. Welcome to the losers and the success that comes from utter and complete failure. You aren’t alone. Follow him on If you’d like to hire him for a public speaking engagement for mental health events in Toronto, like to arrange an interview, offer millions to publish his book or for another reason contact Michael please email him. And join his facebook Colony of Losers.

    Really obvious disclaimer:
    I’m not a trained psychologist. Just a fellow traveler. If you need help seek it from the professionals. The Canadian Mental Health Association provides a help locator. You can find crisis resources provided by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. If you are in the states check here. It will give you services by zip code. I’d also recommend checking out I think they do great work and have been a help to me personally.

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