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 abilities as humans, 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 isolated 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
My work has appeared in Lonely Planet, enRoute Magazine, The National Post, The Montreal Gazette, The Rumpus, CBC.ca; and on CBC radio and television, Global TV, City TV, the American Heroes channel and the Investigation Discovery channel.
I’m happiest when I’m traveling, outdoors, in the water, or helping burn down the patriarchy.
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 visited Portugal, Hungary, Lebanon, Poland, Czech, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the States and Mexico.
I’ve had some very hard times.
I’ve had some very incredible times.
I write about it all.