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Thoughts on the Intersections of Capitalism & Ableism

I think about ableism most days, but this is my first time officially participating. I haven’t used this blog in ages, but I figured this was a good enough reason to resurrect it – at least for today. It’s not only Blogging Against Disablism Day, but also May Day – the ongoing fight for worker’s…… Continue reading Thoughts on the Intersections of Capitalism & Ableism

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Here’s to all the book lovers

Although I didn’t write this myself, I found myself in almost every line of it. Filipina writer Rosemarie Urquico wrote this essay in response to Charles Warnke’s essay, You Should Date an Illiterate Girl. The girl who reads has spun out the account of her life and it is bursting with meaning. She insists that…… Continue reading Here’s to all the book lovers

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Blogger Award Love

Over the last little while, I’ve received a few wonderful Reader Awards from some super lovely fellow women bloggers. A huge thanks to Jazz for the Reader’s Appreciation Award. She has a lot of beautiful photos and content over at Milkshakesinspring. Another big thanks to Denise at PoetryCurator! Much appreciation for the Sunshine Award. She is…… Continue reading Blogger Award Love

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An Open (Love) Letter to Those Who Are Struggling

This is a love letter of sorts. For those who are struggling, stuck, confused, scared shitless. For those who are lost, who are unsure of what to do with their lives, or where to go from here. For those who don’t fit in, who don’t feel like they belong, who feel ‘different’ and out-of-place. For…… Continue reading An Open (Love) Letter to Those Who Are Struggling

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Living With Pain, Feeling Through Pain: Tips on Healing and Self-Care

“Storms make the oak grow deeper roots” – George Herbert (1593-1633) These past couple weeks, I’ve had a string of days where I have been completely immobilized with all-over body pain and heavy fatigue, my body forcing me down against my will. I’m still learning to listen to it, to let go, to honour its…… Continue reading Living With Pain, Feeling Through Pain: Tips on Healing and Self-Care

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Adventures at Small Pond: A Writing Retreat for the Soul

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of doing a short writing residency at this amazing 87 acre farm just outside Picton, Ontario. Small Pond Arts is a wild, sprawling space that includes an arts retreat centre, an art studio, and a ridiculously charming residence with an open kitchen, peaceful rooms, and a huge front…… Continue reading Adventures at Small Pond: A Writing Retreat for the Soul

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Love Letters to the World: How to Cultivate Connection With the Stranger on the Park Bench

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ― Kurt Vonnegut I’ve been hiding little love notes all over my city. I’ve been going through a lot of personal life changes lately,…… Continue reading Love Letters to the World: How to Cultivate Connection With the Stranger on the Park Bench