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

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

Transforming Public Space: Exploring Street Art in Four Cities

"It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day - that is the highest of … Continue reading Transforming Public Space: Exploring Street Art in Four Cities

Love is…Brief Escapes & Entrenched Narratives

This weekend, armed with a pretty generous gift card, my partner and I escaped to the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a couple of whirlwind days. We stayed at one of the vintage hotels - an adorable and relatively unassuming Inn with a lot of history within its walls. As we began to explore the … Continue reading Love is…Brief Escapes & Entrenched Narratives

Love is…simple childhood pleasures and leaning into fear

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. -Anais Nin tiny purple & yellow wildflowers in grass that you wouldn't notice if you weren't truly looking kicking … Continue reading Love is…simple childhood pleasures and leaning into fear

Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part Two: Explorations of Land, Writing, and Self

Journal Prompts (inspired by Jeanette Winterson) How do you "live in the space between chaos and shape"? How do you interpret that? (One of my favourite paragraphs from my favourite book) Where do you explore? How do you explore your body or the body of others? If you were writing a poem, how would you … Continue reading Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part Two: Explorations of Land, Writing, and Self

Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part One

Creativity is when two seemingly separate and distant things can be merged together to make something meaningful. Last summer, we went on a wonderous adventure, traveling around Newfoundland - a rented car packed high with cheap supermarket food, camping gear, clothing for all seasons (the mighty Atlantic plays unpredictable tricks!), and hearts full of spontaneity. … Continue reading Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part One

Love is…maintaining balance in the presence of pain & a ginormous dose of self love! (also, my apparent fixation on trees)

So, a rough week in bodily aches, stiffness, and pain has left me a little exhausted. It's so frustrating when I get these pain flare-ups (especially when it inhibits my desire to walk anywhere). It's frustrating to not know exactly the source of these sensations and exactly 'why' it is happening (it's funny how we always need to … Continue reading Love is…maintaining balance in the presence of pain & a ginormous dose of self love! (also, my apparent fixation on trees)

Love is…Art & Community

This week, I'd like to place the focus around these two words, the concept of community more specifically. This week, a lot of passion and hard work finally materialized into an incredible event that I feel so privileged to have been at the forefront of (with the collaborative effort of a beautiful, talented, compassionate and … Continue reading Love is…Art & Community