Tag Archives: writing

“My Husband Doesn’t Like It.”

Among the many interesting comments heard in the world of retail, this one has to be my favourite: “I’m returning it because my husband doesn’t like it.” And perhaps this blog post will be written from a place of naivety, being that I’m single, unmarried and at the peak of my independence, but it always…

Aug 23, 2017

I need to stop crying at work– but God, I’ve been so emotionally preoccupied. As soon as my manager started talking I immediately thought this is another conversation about failure it’s one I’m having with someone else. My manager thought I was hungover from the night before, because my eyes were puffy and like clockwork…

Habits 

It’s interesting how old childhood habits manifest in one’s adulthood. When I was little I would become silent when offended. The silent treatment was my game — often I wouldn’t speak for days until an apology was made.  Now, without intention I fall silent when someone hurts me. I become incredibly pensive: deciphering the nature…

Fond/Found

  Find role models for friends: People with grit and gold who nourish you. Find teachers for mentors Folk who inspire you and fill your hands with life’s clues. Find family with endless, righteous love Those who support you, love you, and value you. The house you build is important Yet the communities you fill…

How Should We Talk About Intolerance? 

How should we discuss injustice and intolerance so that our audience isn’t uncomfortable, guilt-stricken or attacked? Simple. Well maybe not.  Personally, I don’t think it’s possible to have honest, behaviour changing conversations without these feelings. I do think there are ways of calling out racist, xenophobic, intolerant behaviours in a way that is respectful, but…