I’ve been writing since I was 10 years old. To me, writing is a way of understanding and connecting with myself, and the world. To quote Flannery O’Connor, sometimes, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”
I believe that storytelling is one of our most powerful communication tools, because it reminds us that we are not alone, and that we are a lot more alike than we think.
I believe we have become a very fractured world, but that we crave connection.
And that telling the truth, whether that’s through fact or fiction, is one of the only ways to connect, and get closer to ourselves, and, through that, closer to each other.
Some other things
I’m an INFP.
I get excited about visiting ancient places, and getting around on two wheels. (Two motorized wheels – no offence to cyclists.) I spent from May 2014 to November 2016 in Uganda, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Greece, Sweden, Italy, and Romania.
I have also spent inordinate amounts of time in the UK, India, France, Switzerland, and Armenia; and have also visited Hungary, Lebanon, Poland, Czech, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the States and Mexico.
I worked as a journalist at the CBC for 5 years. I started in TV, then moved to radio, which is where I fell in love with making audio stories, with music. I could talk about it for hours. I’ll spare you.
I’ve had some very hard times.
I’ve had some very incredible times.
I am very, very blessed.
I write about it all.