Red dress. Hanging from branchesof bare bonetrees in the month of May. Red dress. Visually, giving voiceto thosewho've been silenced. Red dress. Hauntingly beautifulas thelife you represent. May 5 is the National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender diverse people. Kúkwstum̓ckacw / Thank you for reading.
Should. The little word that shouldn’t. If I could choose to drop one word out of my vocabulary it would be the dirty s-word. Should. Think about it, should implies judgement, should implies failure to do something, should implies not living up to expectations. Every time I feel the s-word creeping into my awareness or … Continue reading A few thoughts on the real s-word: “should”
I cracked a filling. At first, I thought it was a chunk of actual tooth and my childhood nightmare of teeth crumbling out of my mouth was coming true. Maybe the dental hygienist was right, four years ago, when she suggested I might be a clencher. The jaw is incredibly powerful, she told me, as … Continue reading Column: Awareness First
On May 4, 2012 The Interact Club of Pemberton (the youth branch of Rotary) hosted the Odd Squad at Pemberton Secondary School for both Pemberton and Mount Currie schools. The presentations were a stark reminder of the deep and painful impact substance abuse can have on individuals, families and communities. Bringing the Odd Squad to … Continue reading Well Done, Youth Leaders