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Why I Write

I write for no one but myself. Writing is a form of accessing the hidden, and keeping things hidden. In a society, especially as a woman of colour, nothing is truly mine. But my written words, hidden from view, are mine.  The words I write privately are shielded from obligation, judgment, expectation. There is something thrilling, delicious, satiating, precious that

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black friday alternatives

Black Friday Alternatives

Ways we can be / do instead of feeding into the frenzied consumption of Black Friday: Donate to a non-profit / organization that is aligned with your values / goals Spend an hour picking up litter in your area Give away things you don’t need Ask others if they have anything to share they may not need, that you are

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Ceramic plate of bosc pears, set against a Farrow & Ball Light Grey background

Paint and Sustainability

I recently relocated, and the need to paint walls came up. Initially, I had a couple of questions that only produced more as I began the research. Paint is often perceived as an almost intangible layer of pigment on walls (and some other surfaces), and not viewed as a substance with much environmental and health impact. However, paint is just

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Asian woman stands behind broom bush and looks to her left

HOW I DO THINGS ⁣(HINT THERE IS NO SECRET)

⁣⁣Don’t know how; try it anyway.⁣Never went to school for it; give it a shot anyway.⁣Didn’t fit the specs and profile; do it anyway.⁣Lack the experience; learn it anyway.Didn’t fundraise; risk anyway.⁣They might say no; ask anyway.⁣Left or right— no idea; turn anyway.⁣Fall hard; get up anyway.⁣Have no community; create it anyway.⁣Doubt yourself; believe anyway.⁣⁣ Join us in the EVOKING

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Collage of ocean, a woman of colour writing, and luxury cabins

WRITING WITH SPIRIT Winter Retreat

January 21-24, 20224 days, 3 nights of anchoring, nurturance and lucidity while surrounded by the magickal wintry forest on the ancestral and unceded territory of Nexwlélexwm (Bowen Island, BC Canada) The WRITING WITH SPIRIT RETREAT welcomes an intimate group of 13 attendees to explore the intersection of writing and the supernatural by unwrapping the words that are already contained within

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Collage of woman of colour's hands, set against different plants

NON-EXTRACTIVE BUSINESS PRINCIPLES

The following is an excerpt from Week 4 of EVOKING YOUR BUSINESS + PROJECT SERIES WHAT IS EXTRACTION? Extraction is a perspective, a behaviour / set of behaviours committed by systems of colonialism, exploitation, hierarchy, and homogeny. Non-extraction is a value system that naturally de-centers mechanism of dominance, accumulation, and exploitation, to restore traditional, indigenous, and circular cultures. In the

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why i write

Why I Write

I write for no one but myself. Writing is a form of accessing the hidden, and keeping things hidden. In a society, especially as a woman of colour, nothing is truly mine. But my written words, hidden from view, are mine.  The words I write privately are shielded from obligation, judgment, expectation. There is something thrilling, delicious, satiating, precious that

Read More »
black friday alternatives

Black Friday Alternatives

Ways we can be / do instead of feeding into the frenzied consumption of Black Friday: Donate to a non-profit / organization that is aligned with your values / goals Spend an hour picking up litter in your area Give away things you don’t need Ask others if they have anything to share they may not need, that you are

Read More »
Ceramic plate of bosc pears, set against a Farrow & Ball Light Grey background

Paint and Sustainability

I recently relocated, and the need to paint walls came up. Initially, I had a couple of questions that only produced more as I began the research. Paint is often perceived as an almost intangible layer of pigment on walls (and some other surfaces), and not viewed as a substance with much environmental and health impact. However, paint is just

Read More »
Asian woman stands behind broom bush and looks to her left

HOW I DO THINGS ⁣(HINT THERE IS NO SECRET)

⁣⁣Don’t know how; try it anyway.⁣Never went to school for it; give it a shot anyway.⁣Didn’t fit the specs and profile; do it anyway.⁣Lack the experience; learn it anyway.Didn’t fundraise; risk anyway.⁣They might say no; ask anyway.⁣Left or right— no idea; turn anyway.⁣Fall hard; get up anyway.⁣Have no community; create it anyway.⁣Doubt yourself; believe anyway.⁣⁣ Join us in the EVOKING

Read More »
Collage of ocean, a woman of colour writing, and luxury cabins

WRITING WITH SPIRIT Winter Retreat

January 21-24, 20224 days, 3 nights of anchoring, nurturance and lucidity while surrounded by the magickal wintry forest on the ancestral and unceded territory of Nexwlélexwm (Bowen Island, BC Canada) The WRITING WITH SPIRIT RETREAT welcomes an intimate group of 13 attendees to explore the intersection of writing and the supernatural by unwrapping the words that are already contained within

Read More »
Collage of woman of colour's hands, set against different plants

NON-EXTRACTIVE BUSINESS PRINCIPLES

The following is an excerpt from Week 4 of EVOKING YOUR BUSINESS + PROJECT SERIES WHAT IS EXTRACTION? Extraction is a perspective, a behaviour / set of behaviours committed by systems of colonialism, exploitation, hierarchy, and homogeny. Non-extraction is a value system that naturally de-centers mechanism of dominance, accumulation, and exploitation, to restore traditional, indigenous, and circular cultures. In the

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