The Red Couch: Raise Your Voice Introduction

I have long carried this image of myself as a wise, old woman. In that picture, my fluffy white hair smells of lavender and rosemary and I wear long, flowy dresses and handknit sweaters. I spend half my time in a little cottage in Rest And Be Thankful in Scotland and the other half wherever […]

SheLoves Editors’ Top Picks for 2018

It has been almost a year since I began as Submissions Editor for SheLoves Magazine. Last fall, when Idelette first asked me to consider taking on the role, Megan Gahan and I met for coffee halfway between our two homes. (You can and should read more from Megan in this post here.) As we sunk deep into […]

This is How My Body Speaks

I think of myself as a pretty laid-back kind of gal. Most days I’m able to let go of the minor frustrations of daily life. When more major problems appear, I can usually take a step back and acknowledge the pain, confusion or hurt without getting pulled under by them. Once a month this changes. […]

Crossing Over Territory

These days, the word “territories” makes me mad. Furious, even. The word makes me think of boundaries and taking, protectionism and entitlement. I see empire and colonialism and racism. Territories are used as a reason to impose parameters and hierarchy on difference, to create hard, deep lines between groups of people, to take children from […]

I Have a Responsibility to the Stories Gifted to Me

Last month, I went to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with nine other women from SheLoves to participate in the Atamiskakewak National Gathering. The gathering brought together indigenous and non-indigenous peoples to learn and talk together about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its 94 Calls to Action. My goal for the week was to listen. For […]