Bianca Settino

Social Media Manager

Bianca first joined The Unmentionables as a Marketing & Communications Intern in August 2017 and as our Social Media Manager, she now leads and manages all of our social media efforts. While Montreal, Canada will always be home, Bianca is a self-proclaimed eternal wanderer. She can’t stay in one place for too long before her feet become restless and she begins to crave a new adventure. An avid reader, writer, and traveller, she grasps any opportunity to look at life through a new lens and strives to always say yes – to new people, to new experiences, and to exploring new places. 

She has always been curious about the world and how she might one day help change it for the better. Her goal is to become a social entrepreneur, merging her love for business and marketing with her passion for helping people. She is dedicated to harnessing the power of marketing for social good – to bring about positive, long-lasting change by helping improve individual lives, communities, and ultimately, the entire world. In a world awash with superficial campaigns, Bianca hopes to communicate substance, elicit emotion, and change peoples’ attitudes toward the issues that she is most passionate about.

When was a time you needed assistance with something that seemed unmentionable at the time? A situation that you would not have been able to get through without tangible support?

For the majority of my teen years, I was lost in the darkness. I kept everyone I loved behind a closed door that I refused to open and I immersed myself in a tight, secure bubble of silence. I was just existing, going through the motions, breathing only to fill my lungs. I felt weak and I was ashamed to talk about what I was going through. I believed that it was easier to not let the world know that there was anything wrong, to not let anyone know how lost I was inside. However, on the brink of losing the battle with my own mind, I finally went to a friend and opened up to her. Love saved me. I was able to work through some of my anger, sadness, insecurities, and self-loathing, and let love in. With my friend’s help, I learned how to love and how to accept love, because I learned to love myself enough to save myself. I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am today had that friend not been there for me at the lowest point of my life. While I’m still fighting the war against my mind, I stay grounded by reminding myself that no matter how many bad days I have, it doesn’t mean I’ve lost the days I’ve won.