September 15, 2019

Have you ever done a thing that, you realized afterward, changed your DNA?

I recently participated in the Friends for Life Bike Rally, an annual fundraiser in support of the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation, which had me committing to riding my bicycle 660 kilometres...

July 2, 2019

Sooo.. today is my 49th birthday and I'm throwing a party right here on this blog to celebrate!

Why, you ask?

What makes THIS birthday news-worthy?

Well.. after SIX excruciating months of keeping it a secret from juuuuust about everyone--I mean.. I HAD to tell my Mum, I'm...

March 30, 2019

WAIT, WHAT'S HAPPENING? 
Many of you know I lost my eldest sister to suicide in January 2018. What you might not know is it was a cycling accident that led to her immobility which ultimately led to her taking her own life—movement was her greatest source of joy and wit...

March 20, 2019

It was my honour and privilege to participate in Marsha Shandur's True Stories (Told Live) Toronto show as part of Toronto Storytelling Festival 2019. Marsha attracts phenomenal audiences and last night's did not disappoint. In case you missed it, here is the story and...

February 8, 2019

you will doubt yourself
and faith will be required
when the voices in your head
shake you awake
in the dead of night
and demand you face
the darkness
before walking you through the light
faith will be required

 

when you encounter
your Self on the path
to realization
an...

November 1, 2018

As you know, if you've been following along, my eldest sister died by suicide on January 28th of this year. In response, in an effort to reconcile the irreconcilable, I turned to my first love: words. I dove headlong into a daily writing practise and the result of my p...

September 10, 2018

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. 32 weeks ago yesterday, my sister died by suicide. I tried to prevent it. I failed at that. I honestly don’t even know how possible it is to prevent suicide. I think that comes down to each individual and each individual set of ci...

March 6, 2018

In one single 

Heart shattering moment 

Of despair

I reached out to you 

But you weren’t there 

All you sent back

Was radio silence 

The subtlest form of violence 

Against a woman

And it sunk into my belly

Like a brick

You’re just not equipped 

To meet me there

Where humanity meets...

February 19, 2018

The sky came down
To touch the ground
And grant me another try
To say goodbye
I dunno how I did
Dunno if it transmitted
But for a little while
I felt you there
Reassuring me
With your gentle touch
Just like you did 
When I was a kid
When you soothed away
My fears and t...

February 11, 2018

The offer stands

Like a sentinel

Well.. maybe I could give you room enough to breathe

So you might find the answers

To my avalanche of questions

Somewhere within

In time

Time is suspended for me 

Minutes are endless

Hours are years

Hence my urgency

My fear it’ll all slip away fro...

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