A look at my experience with emotional and financial abuse in a long term relationship.
During the 10 years of my relationship with my ex husband it never occurred to me how uneven our relationship was. It never occurred how much emotional abuse and financial abuse, gaslighting, and manipulation would occur through out my twenties and into my thirties. It wasn’t until after our separation, and some therapy, that I started to unfurl that treasure trove of deep seeded trauma.
The first wind of the financial abuse I can even remember is when I came to talk about my personal…
I’ve noticed lately that it still seems difficult for people born into generational wealth to ever admit to it. I understand finances can be relative, and to some people what they have may not seem like a lot in comparison to other people. At the same time, I’ve known a lot of well off white people and no matter what they can’t seem to admit to their privilege's or hide behind other excuses as to why they’re not wealthy.
“I’m poor” or “I’m broke”. An exclamation I’ve heard out of numerous people my age. I’m a millennial too, and it…
Documenting my COVID jabs and the path to so called normalcy.
My first experience as an Indigenous person getting the shot was an interesting one. I didn’t hear much from the government. Which is as usual not a big surprise when it comes to accessibility issues and Indigenous people, on or off the reserve.
I had to seek out a lot of the information independently, and it wasn’t really broadcast in media publications either. I knew that elders were receiving their vaccinations, and had no clue when or if anyone else would be given this basic human right. …
You and I are Earth.
Today is Earth Day. A day to reflect on how we’ve treated our Mother. I created this video not long ago to cover some cold stone facts about the fashion industry and its problems. I thought today would be the perfect day to cover some more thoughts about the environment, and our relation to it.
What does today mean to me? As an Indigenous person, it’s close to heart. We have had our relationship to the environment taken away from us through removal of traditional land. …
My experience as an urban Indigenous two spirit person navigating the pandemic and healthcare system.
There is something I feel frustrated about as a low income Indigenous person. When I see how colonizers have managed to cultivate the healthcare system to their advantage. A healthcare system that has managed to detour Indigenous and low income folks from using their services effectively.
When I was growing up, my Mother was the sole income earner in my family. She didn’t have insurance, despite working for a prominent lawyers office. They did not provide proper insurance to their long term employees, and she…
Tonight I saw down to watch the new Amy Poehler film Moxie on Netflix. It is based on the book by Jennifer Mathieu. I’ve been a fan of Poehler for many years since her stint on SNL, and Parks & Recreation. She was always admirable, and my personal favorite work of hers will always be Wet Hot American Summer. So I had high hopes for this young adult centered movie about feminism and zines, and the many things that fueled my own personal youth and introduction to feminism. …
Since the pandemic, I wanted to make a point to focus on new music through out the year. Since March 2020, I compiled a isolation mix on Spotify which highlighted what I was listening to in lock down.
I want to highlight some of my new favorite music picks of 2021 so far with continuous updates once a week through to the end of the year!
The Brooklyn-based, Baltimore-raised songwriter first came into the international spotlight as multi-instrumentalist and co-lead singer for Durand Jones & The Indications.
I won a contest to sit down and virtual chat with Canadian Legend and Big Dog Chef Matty Matheson.
If you’re unaware of who Matty Matheson is…first.. how dare you?! Secondly, buckle up tight because you too are likely to become a Matty fan.
To be honest, I don’t even know how I came to know Matty in the first place. It’s felt like he’s always been around. My partner and I bonded over food, recipes, and Mr. Matheson when we first met. From there on in, we watched his adventures on the now infamous Bon Appetit channel, gallivanting around…