Summertime below the Poverty Line

On bus fare, cream soda slurpees and surviving the summer. By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie Summer is upon us and while I’m happy to embrace my flipflops, get sticky and skin-safe with sun lotion and dust off the ole’ picnic bag, I am also aware–especially in my neighbourhood–of the panic and extra stress summer […]

Four Tomatoes or a Bag of Chips? Secrets of the Woman in my Mirror

On judgments, assumptions, ideals of beauty and building my sense of self on a rock. By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie I’m going to share a secret with you. You may know this already. It’s one I get judged for all the time and a secret that is steeped in snap judgements and affects my […]

Trisha’s Room

“That a woman or girl will sleep in a bed in a room named after someone who 12 years ago was an absolute disaster, to me, is a great reminder of hope …” By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie There’s currently a highly concerning project being undertaken on the Downtown Eastside to house vulnerable homeless […]

Getting Real, with Trisha Baptie

Getting to know each other + two things my life is based on + rewiring my brain + pools of humility By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie Well, hello! Not sure if you know, but we are about to embark on a committed relationship here. Let me be clear, I am phobic of committed relationships. […]

Loving My Neighbour: Gritty Stuff

Loving God does not say the rest of my life will be safe, my kids will be safe and I will always have what I need. To me loving God, pursuing him, means strap in and hold on: it’s going to be a wild ride and he will be beside me in it all. By […]