I met Jack Layton at the Taste of the Danforth festival in Toronto, when I was 17. He held my hand and talked to me and signed the book I was reading at the time, Emma by Jane Austen. He was an incredible politician because he was a good person. When we brought him to […]
Episode 2 – Canoe Trippin’ With The Fellaz
I haven’t written a new paper poem in a long time. Here’s one that came to me while sitting. He greets her with two eyes Janice Lee He greets her with two eyes With one eye He says, “Hey, how have you been?” They hug, and he reaches one hand across her shoulders and places […]
I will be performing with The Tra La Las Thursday June 9th at the Silver Spoon at 7:30pm. We are very excited to play the show with the amazingly talented pop-punk band Courage My Love. They will be playing an acoustic set. $5 or Pay what you can. Don’t miss it!
I will be performing at Neruda Productions’ Kites of Joy and Freedom Festival this Saturday June 4th at 3:15pm in Victoria Park (by the Clocktower). It is at the same time as Tri-Pride on Roos Island in Victoria Park, so you can check them both out. There will be kite making workshops and […]
I will be performing a mixture of poetry and music at the Latitudes Storytelling Festival on Saturday June 27th, Roos Island in Victoria Park, adult stage 4-4:30pm. This is a free event! It is also the same weekend at the Multicultural Festival in Victoria Park by the clocktower. So you can visit both festivals.
I will be performing for Neruda Productions’ Cafe Intimo | Deseo: Words, Whispers & Desires. May 14 8pm-11pm. The Button Factory. Advance: Student/Senior $10, General $15, Member discount -$5 Online Tickets: Buy Tickets Online! Café Intimo | Deseo : Words Whispers and Desires is a showcase of spoken word, poetry and dance that highlights the sensuality in different […]
The Tra La Las recently had a photo shoot with Hannah Carter of Red Umbrella Photography. You can see more samples here: Barefoot and Boundlesss . Big thanks to Hannah. The photos look great!
I finally went to see a naturopathic doctor today to deal with my hives, after having them for two years. Western medicine can only prescribe me anti-histamines, which only soothes the symptoms and does not cure the root cause. Eastern medicine, holistic medicine I trust to address my life as a whole and see how […]
I haven’t written a paper poem in a long time. I had some free time the other night for the first time in a while, so I read some e.e. cummings. Then wrote the next 3 poems. The last poem I wrote today at a boring thing. Gifts from absent parents They brought us fruit […]
A new song I performed at the View From Here monthly arts night, at the Branches, Waterloo back in February 2011. Note that no one laughed at my anti-beer joke. What can I say? It doesn’t taste good.
Title: Bloomin’ Earth Festival Location: Kitchener City Hall Link out: Click here Description: I will be performing music with the Tra La Las for this beginning of Spring handmade festival. Start Time: 12:30pm Date: Saturday April 16, 2011 End Time: 1pm
So the ol band, The Tra La Las, we are back together, after a 15 month hiatus. It was supposed to be over over, but now we all happen to be in town, and wanting to make music, and feeling good vibes about it, so here we are! We had our comeback show at Cafe […]
My participation in Girl Crimson’s Radical Bodies photo project is a significant benchmark in my feminism. It has been pieces of art that resonate as the activators of change in my mind when it comes to women, bodies, and notions of femininity.
I wrote this piece for “Voices from the Vulva”, self-penned monologues women performed before the Vagina Monologues at Laurier in 2009, put on by the then Women’s Centre (now known as the Centre for Women and Trans People*). It’s not really the same on the page/screen, than when performed by me, but, such is life! […]
Here I am! At the Mont Albért Lewis GT snow racing Japanese-style resort. With my good comrade Laura “Get Shit Done” McDonald. We eagerly await the arrival of our other comrade Jacob “Aslan” Pries, who has disappeared off our radar on his way from Uxbridge with the fam jam. Yesterday here in Mont Albért, […]
I wrote this poem last year, two days before Christmas. Two days later, it was no longer relevant. So this year I am posting it a whole FOUR days before Christmas! I had it ready for the SpeakOut slam in Kitchener, but sadly I never got to perform it since I crapped out in the […]
Photoshoots are fun! And bodies are beautiful. I recently did a shoot with Girl Crimson, a Kitchener-based artist for her Radical Bodies series. The photos will be showcased at Cliterature 2011, January 21-22nd at the Registry Theatre. Cliterature is a literary celebration of women’s sexuality featuring artful readings, photography, music and film. It is a fundraising event for […]