Cultural Appropriations · General Ramblings · Rants For Thought

Attawapiskat: Break Our Hearts For What Breaks Yours

As the Native friend in my circles, I’m often asked what we could do better when it comes to Canada’s Native Nations. And the fact is, I don’t know. I don’t have any one solution to a centuries-old colonial mess. Being Native is still a very cloudy experience for me. I struggle with my own… Continue reading Attawapiskat: Break Our Hearts For What Breaks Yours

Rants For Thought

Like a Boomerang: Navigating Referred Trauma as a Native

Referred trauma is a relatively new science. It’s actually so new, most people don’t know what it is. I can only explain it insofar as how it’s affected me. Referred trauma is the science of trauma changing your DNA. It happens when your parents, or grandparents, or their grandparents, undergo a traumatic experience that then… Continue reading Like a Boomerang: Navigating Referred Trauma as a Native

General Ramblings

Starfish Fingers: My Infertility Story

About four months ago, I found out that I was infertile. I’d just undergone an ultrasound as the first step to an official diagnosis for my long-suspected endometriosis. “Nothing to indicate actual deposits,” I was told. “But you have low ovarian motility and a retroverted uterus. You most likely have it and we’ll need to… Continue reading Starfish Fingers: My Infertility Story

Appreciations · General Ramblings

In All, It’s About Being Home

“It’s so beautiful here. But you never told me how much it would hurt.” At the end of a year, I always like to go back through photos I’ve taken to see where I’ve been. I do it even if I really haven’t been anywhere – because your journey can be made through images, and… Continue reading In All, It’s About Being Home

General Ramblings

Can You Still Call Yourself A Writer If You Can’t Write?

Impostor Syndrome. I have opened up this same blank post page about five times since I went to start this. I’ve mulled over what I want to say, and I’ve stalled every time, staring at a page that used to provide me with inspiration to write. I used to be fiery, wanting to tell the… Continue reading Can You Still Call Yourself A Writer If You Can’t Write?

General Ramblings

One Year Since Robin Williams’ Death & I Still Want Better Mental Health Support

It was one year ago today that the biggest post of my writing career went viral. Many of you came to this blog because of the death of Robin Williams – a tragic suicide that rocked our worlds and left a family without a father. The Genie was set free that day from crippling depression… Continue reading One Year Since Robin Williams’ Death & I Still Want Better Mental Health Support