Our Daughters are Watching

In February, I had the opportunity to attend Rise Up, Sister! in Chiliwack, BC. We spent four days sharing our stories and discussing issues of justice and equality and collectively raising the voice of women in the world. It was an empowering and yet comforting time and I am deeply changed by the time spent in […]

God in the Darkness

Night comes early this time of year. Darkness falls even before we’ve had the opportunity to gather around the dinner table. We are in darkness more than we are in light during the months of December. And I feel it. I’m not a sunshine seeker. In fact, I love the crunch of snow under my […]

Here’s to the Women

The theatre is old. I can smell the sweetness of the polished wood floors mixed with the mustiness of the worn velvet chairs. The stairs creak and my footsteps echo on the plank floor as I make my way to the platform. It’s dark in the auditorium save for one streak of light coming from […]

I am Metis

I have always said that my family is Metis, but I had never claimed that title for my own. My skin is white. I felt that somehow disqualified me from claiming my truth and from claiming my people. I felt that I had not earned the right to be counted with my beautiful cinnamon-brown family, […]

I Am Because We Are

I closed my eyes and hung my head, because I didn’t want to know. I could hear the shuffling of feet and the conversations in hushed whispers as I stood, cemented in my place. I knew I was in the way, but I couldn’t move. I couldn’t open my eyes,  because I didn’t want to […]