*Warning, this post contains descriptions of domestic violence*
There’s a movement, growing more robust by the day, away from silence and shame towards dialogue and revelation. As survivors of abuse and harassment begin sharing their stories, connections are formed and isolation is replaced with community and hope. It’s messy as the social landscape is shifting and changing in myriad ways.
I’m joining a group of exemplary women at the Cottage Bistro this Thursday, November 2nd. The creative non-fiction piece I’m working on, The Crazy in Our Blood is nearing completion and I’ll be reading a short excerpt. If you’re in Vancouver, come on by.
For Haida animator Christopher Auchter, delving into the stories of his ancestors is fertile creative ground. Reaching into his history also gives him purpose and belonging.
in mid-June, I had the chance to sit down with the accomplished and gracious filmmaker Marie Clements at the Vancouver NFB studios. Spoiler alert: she’s rad.
My background in arts journalism compels me to full disclosure: this post focuses on how my partner Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo has had a quiet influence on my creative growth. I’m fully immersed in this for obvious reasons and there is no assumption of impartiality. Just so we’re clear. The title is borrowed (with permission of course) from the name of his current show, which is on view until September 9th at Latitude 53 in Edmonton. The essay I wrote to accompany his show follows. Continue reading
There are people among us who exude such supple energy that sharing their air is fortifying. Ang Lee is such a person. Continue reading
There’s a thriving music and poetry scene in my former city of Calgary. So I was excited back in 2010 when my friend Laurie Fuhr asked me to photograph Poetry Island, part of the multifarious Sled Island Music & Arts Festival. Continue reading