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Archive for June, 2013


6 Powerful Ways to Make Your Life More Beautiful

A little gift from me to you. Enjoy! 1) Make YOU your first love I know, I know, this can be a tough one, especially since we are all imperfect, and we are often taught that we should strive to be flawless. The fact is, perfection, like fitting in, is vastly overrated. Remember the story of the […]

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White Maggot and Bumblebee Salad

Every Monday morning for the last eight weeks, eight to 10 of us gathered from nine to noon at the Bibliotheque North Hatley Library to write. Expertly led Carolyn Rowell, who came to the workshops equipped with all kinds of interesting exercises, prompts, thoughts, and ideas to challenge us, we put pens to paper (or […]

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What To Do During a Super Full Moon

Related articles: Amazing shot of me howling at the full moon

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10 Cool Lists of 10 Cool Things to Love

It’s no secret that, besides this soon-to-be-amazing personal blog, I also run an already amazing (she writes none-too-modestly) website not surprisingly called AmazingWomenRock.com, which has, over the last five years, become my own fabulously random work of multimedia performance art as well as an online oasis of inspiration for women and men who love women (she […]

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Life Breaks My Heart

Life breaks my heart. There it is land-sliding Down my lover’s shoulders When we discover death in the backyard. Life dissolves my heart. There it is flowing in the river Of another’s tears Because she can’t go home: Yet.

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10 Things I Loved About @TEDGlobal Day 1 via TED Live

I love TED. I have since I watched my first TED talk about eight years ago. And I’ve watched many, many, many others since. I’ve even spoken myself, at TEDxAjman, on the subject of gender parity on world stages.

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29 Amazing Women @TEDGlobal 2013 Stage

Amazing and brilliant women are everywhere, including on TED and TEDx stages worldwide. There just aren’t enough of them on those stages. This year at TEDGlobal 2013, in Edinburgh, 29 of the 85 speakers (about 36%) are women (see alphabetical by first name bios and links below).

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More Truth. Less Tits & Ass Please.

“Ridiculous hey?” Saskatchewan University students quip about two-thirds of the way through their going-viral video on sexist advertising (see below). Well, yes. The fact that women continue to be objectified, sexualized (often violently), and unclothed (often appearing essentially naked) in mainstream advertising to sell everything from cars to cod IS ridiculous.

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See me?

  I write. I write a play. A book. A blog post. A dozen blog posts. Articles and particles, bits and pieces, nuts and bolts. A lifetime. I write a lifetime. I write a lifetime in which the main character is invisible. Unseen. Unheard. Unnoticed. She barely exists in her own story. Or so it would seem. […]

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Remembering Tank Man

Twenty-four years ago today, journalists and other observers watched from hotel balconies and the streets below as one unknown man stood, defiant, in front of a column of tanks as they left Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The tanks, and the soldiers within them, had helped crush a weeks-long protest, which reached a revolutionary crescendo […]

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