Thoughts from Idelette's heart, our Founder & Editor-in-Chief.

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 […]

Dear Writer, We Commission You

May your words and your life bring Light May you carry the torches of Love and justice and goodness and Hope May your words stir up, wake up, shake up, lift up May your sentences be balm for wounded souls May it be balm for your own soul. Where there is cynicism, may you plant […]

I Share My Story So Apartheid Does Not Happen Again

“You know, it may sound funny,” my African-American friend from North Carolina said recently, “but I’m glad you were born in South Africa during Apartheid.” “If you hadn’t been born there at that time,” he added, “you may not be as passionate against racism.” We thought about it for a moment and then I nodded. […]