Lipstick calls attention to your mouth. It tells a room to read your lips. Yet most women and femme-leaning people I’ve spoken to say wearing it isn’t at all about attracting a mate. They say it’s about visibility or self-expression. They say it gives them joy. To wear lipstick is to be shamelessly, extravagantly, playfully, … Continue reading Lipstick and Resistance
I took part in an all-woman panel last night where the conversation got pretty heated around ideas of feminism and #metoo...
PUBLICATION LAUNCH & PANEL DISCUSSION Monday, July 16, 2018 | 6-8 pm FREE | Everyone Welcome Join me at The Reach Gallery Museum for the launch of the publication to accompany Tales Untold, an exhibition of visual art and text. For the panel discussion I will be joining writers Susan Musgrave and Zsuzsi Gartner, as well … Continue reading Publication Launch – Tales Untold
I moved to the other side of the mic for a visit to Sunday night's The Storytelling Show to talk about Tales Untold, an exhibition of art and writing that I took part in at The Reach Gallery and Museum in Abbotsford which is running now until September 2. The show features clips of artist … Continue reading The Storytelling Show – Tales Untold
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Writers are often great observers, but we aren’t always good listeners. Our stories share knowledge and create empathy in the reader, but the dark side of our work is the ego it sometimes takes to sustain it. Writing, especially something as long and thankless as an entire book, requires a belief in the importance of one’s … Continue reading Margaret Atwood’s Books Taught Me to Listen to Women—Now She Needs to Learn the Same Thing (Essay Published in Electric Lit)