Conversations on the margins (4)

“When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” -- Louis C. K I attended a conference in February of this year bringing together youth from across the country. Both Rube and I were invited and chose to attend. We spent three intense days in Sudbury, Ontario.... Continue Reading →


Conversation on the margins (3)

The conference my sister and I attended in February brought together indigenous and non-indigenous youth from across the country. The first ice-breaker I participated in went like this: 35+ people in the room, we take a piece of paper from a hat that gets passed around. Instructions: each person has the name of their animal... Continue Reading →

Conversations on the margins (2)

I really enjoyed the conference. Hearing the elders speak, sharing the experience with other youth and learning more about Canada, diversity, languages, histories and passionate people in 3 days than probably any time in the past 27 years. It's hard when you feel like you are being prescribed facts rather than understanding knowledge passed down... Continue Reading →

Pieces of me and you

The bass thunders through my chest, the wood is warm under my palms and I see the flames reaching for the stars on the other side of the glass. I laugh on the inside watching the conversation move in circles from friend to mother to friend to father and back, and hearing the approvals come... Continue Reading →

Conversations on the margins (1)

My sister Ruby and I were invited to participate in a leadership conference in Sudbury, Ontario during the last half of February. The decision on whether to say 'yes' or 'no' had to be made in just 3 short days. And I'm glad I said 'yes'. It was a fantastic experience. I was captivated the... Continue Reading →

Benevolent Chaos 3.0

There's a picture on our fridge at home of one of the first, if not the first time we went to the PNE. If you're having a bad day, all you have to do is look at that picture and the bad feeling is suddenly not so bad. We are on the old wooden roller coaster, terrified... Continue Reading →

Benevolent Chaos 2.0

My head feels like it's going to explode. There is only so much one can do by one's self in a day and I have done everything that I possibly can and still remembered to eat real food and brush my teeth -- which deserves kudos. I know there is an analogy where if your... Continue Reading →

I am her

Let me be. No plan. No man, no phone. No home. No sleep. Crushing fog, searing colour. Stasis and evolution at the present time. Demands of strength and pragmatics. On the inside screaming to be let out. Laughing to the sky where everyone sees but no one knows. Build me up and let me come... Continue Reading →

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