Will You Rise?

“Let us rise to the questions of our time.” I first wrote these words several years ago as part of the SheLoves Manifesto. Now this moment in history is asking a question and the one beating in my heart is this: Will you rise? W.E.B DuBois said, “There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” When I […]

Yes, There’s Still Room

What does it look like when LOVE rises? What does it look like when Love rises in you and me and in all of us together? What does it look like when Love rises in our neighbourhoods, families, cities, countries and in our world? Next month, we’ll spend a weekend together, asking this question, weaving […]

My #OneWord365 for 2017

I resisted my one word this year. We’ve lived in this house now for 13 years and I will always remember the New Year’s Eve when we sat in the living room, while there was a ping pong tournament happening downstairs. My mother-in-law asked us what ONE WORD we wanted to focus on for the next […]

Let the Women Become Peacemakers

She knew I was leaving for Israel and Palestine on Thursday. We stood in the Starbucks parking lot on a Saturday afternoon in Surrey. That morning, my friend Melaney had joined me at an event where I was sharing my story. She came in solidarity and friendship and her presence, as a Musqueam woman, meant something profound […]

The Messages that Separate Us

There were six of us: Three single, without childen. Three married, with children. We sat spread out across our living room after the monthly editorial meeting. The sun was beaming through the wood blinds and we were curled up on the two couches and the chair-and-a-half in the corner. The meeting was over, but we lingered, not […]