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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Adventures at Small Pond: A Writing Retreat for the Soul

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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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Breathing Room – Creating Space Between You and Your Pain

I have been writing “morning pages” everyday for the past three weeks. This act has been so loving, comforting, and illuminating. When I was young, I used to write furiously in my journal almost every day. It was mostly complaining … Continue reading

Cultivate Your Joy!

Pretty exciting news, friends! I’ve officially had a couple of pieces published in Sprout Magazine’s latest issue about Joy! Here’s my interview about the ways that I cultivate joy in my life (even within the heavy, dark, messy, lonely places) … Continue reading