Poem: The reason you don’t believe me #metoo

Content Warning: Sexual Assault The reason you don’t believe meIs that I’ve learned, since childhood,To smile. To laugh. To make the best of things.Keeping peace was my girlhood work.Making sure Dad knew he was right.Making sure Mom knew she was loved,And that we...

No More Silence

I am finished being silent.I know I am not the first person to speak, and that the reason I am able to find the courage to do so is because I am adding my voice to the chorus of many who have come before me. I honour those who said the first word, then the second and...

Rehearsing Trauma: How working on an opera helped me heal

This article is cross-posted on Schmopera, an online magazine about the opera industry in Canada. Content Warning: Physical Violence and Sexual Assault Everyone was telling me it would be hard. I was saying this to myself. I was about to spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a...

33 Reasons to Make Art Today

You want to.That’s how art gets made – when it is made today. No art ever gets made tomorrow.It will make your day better.If you do it today, it will likely be much easier to do it again tomorrow.To beat your internal resistance.Because it is an act of...