White Indigenous Woman is published in a collection called In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation. Editor Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail (Brindle & Glass, 2016).
From the book cover:
Evocative and unsettling, In This Together is an eye-opening collection of personal essays by Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada. Without flinching, the contributors – including journalists, academics, and artists – each explore their own “aha” moments regarding Canada’s colonial past and present to ask how we can all move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and anti-racism.
Featuring a candid conversation between the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair and CBC radio host Shelagh Rogers, this book is both a catalyst for self-reflection and a call to action.
I have written several stories for T8N, one of my favorite local magazines.
In the sixties, the feminist movement told women they could have it all. Women took up the call for equality, fought for rights in the workforce, demanded equal pay, affirmative action—and are still doing so. In many respects, women have proven they can change almost all aspects of their lives. Unfortunately, our reproductive systems never got the memo, and fertility remains one place where women cannot exert their will to change the less-than-ideal window they’re given to conceive children—assuming it’s an option at all. However, a new process called vitrification offers some women the power to pause what may feel like an ever-ticking biological clock. That is, if they have the information, resources, money, timing andreproductive luck required.
Owning a home has always been a privilege, but in today’s housing market, that privilege is starting to feel more like a fantasy—especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. But getting into the market isn’t the only hurdle: there’s staying in it, too. And as Canada’s housing market continues to grow—largely fuelled by Toronto, Vancouver and the greater Edmonton area—the number of homeowners overburdened by mortgages is growing, and many are looking for solutions. One of the popular ones? Create an income suite to help cover the mortgage costs and make the dream of home ownership a reality. Here we explore what that looks like in St. Albert.
For many employees, the idea of a lifelong career with the same organization is a concept left behind with shows like Leave It to Beaver. And though the workplace has changed since Beaver’s dad went to the office (thank goodness!), the idea of some “golly gee” politeness around the water cooler is not without its charms. Fortunately, many of today’s employers are investing in tools for fostering workplace wellness and mitigating conflict. From understanding your HR policies to surviving your co-worker’s stinky lunch, here are some simple strategies to help create a healthy workplace.
Pablo Picasso famously said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Well, River Ridge Retirement Home in St. Albert takes this to heart with its extensive recreation program—an important part of which is the art studio.
Technology was supposed to make our lives easier and give us more leisure time. Instead, it increasingly feels like we’re squeezed from all sides. And in our busyness, it’s gotten harder to connect romantically. But what if you turned technology to your advantage instead of relying on blind luck to find dates? I can hear you now: “What? Me? I could never!” Trust me, you could. Online dating has gotten more sophisticated and doesn’t need to be intimidating or embarrassing. Let’s explore how to get started.
One of the joys of summer is watching annuals and perennials blossom, shrubs grow larger and trees turn into leafy canopies. However, as trees fill out, you may notice that they aren’t quite as healthy-looking as they used to be. Well, don’t fret—you’re likely dealing with one of four common tree diseases here in Alberta: black knot, bronze leaf, poplar borer and ash leaf cone roller. The really good news? You might not need to take drastic action. Like any good doctor, your best defense is knowledge and preventative care. Here are the basics to get you started.
There’s A Tale of Two Cities in the New Downtown: Can homeless services and the business community create a core that’s safe and welcoming for all? Winter 2015
I had the privilege to get two Arts degrees from a an excellent university. I wrote a story for Alberta Venture about the ways Arts graduates can help companies survive economic downturns and how we fund Arts programs.
Giving the Liberal Arts Their Due: Will corporate Alberta help liberal arts graduates enter the business world? Should they?
The Edmonton Heritage Council encourages citizens to contribute stories about Edmonton. In 2015 I wrote several entries for Edmonton Maps Heritage that tell about some local sites that are important to Indigenous peoples in Edmonton. As part of that contract, I also wrote an essay for the Edmonton City as Museum Project that links some of the sites to a broader theme of cultural preservation.
ECAMP Essay –Subverting Edmonton: When Acts of Subversion Become Acts of Cultural Survival
My first magazine byline was in Edmonton Woman magazine. For just over a year, I frequently contributed stories ranging from volunteerism to a film festival celebrating women.
Click the links to read my work for Edmonton Woman.
I was fortunate to meet all of my grandparents; my grandmothers were especially influential and taught me the value of elders, so when I got the chance to write for Edmonton Senior Newspaper, I jumped at it.
Click the links to read my work for Edmonton Senior Newspaper.
I’ve written many academic essays, but writing encyclopedia entries was a fun way to get research-oriented work published.
Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast, editor Merril D. Smith (Rowman & Littlefield. Lanham, Boulder, New York, and London, 2014).