My Writing

Here is a list of the articles I’ve written, for your interest and enjoyment.

Although I’ve written about a wide variety of topics, I’m particularly interested in people who think outside the box and implement their ideas to address social and personal issues.

A busy intersection in Edmonton has been dominated by homophobic street preachers for years. At the City’s Pride Corner, a group of queer counterprotesters is trying to drown out the hate.

Xtra, April 18, 2022.

Cooking, conversing, connecting = Creating community

 (The Tomato, November/December 2021)

When U of A alumni Juanita Gnapragasam and Mishma Mukith discovered that international students were struggling with food security, they created Converse and Cook, a not-for-profit designed to create community through collaborative cooking. 

Raising Our Spirits: Cocktails in the time of COVID

(The Tomato – March/April 2021) – 2022 Finalist for an Alberta Magazine Publisher Association Short Essay Award

My husband’s new cocktail making hobby opened us up to both novelty and tradition as we navigated the first year of COVID closures. 

Sean Caulfield: Art’s Role in Inspiring Thoughtful Conversations about the Coronavirus Pandemic 

(Galleries West, June 2020)

University of Alberta art professor Sean Caulfield uses his art to help people think twice about the information they’re receiving on social media about COVID-19.

How One Artist Captures the Night Sky in Beads 

(The Walrus, April 2020)

Margaret Nazon, a Gwich’in resident of Tsiighetchic, NWT, uses the traditional beading skills she learned as a girl to interpret Hubble Space Telescope images.

Taking the Reins 

(Edify, September 2017)

The Whitemud Equine Centre in Edmonton takes a unique approach to horses, riders, and horsemanship in their public programs.

The Enduring Power of the Poppy Seed 

(The Tomato, September 2016)

How Edmonton bakers and cooks use traditional knowledge of poppy seeds to inform their own creations.

Nature, Nurture 

(Edify, February 2010)

The story of Sara Gies and Eric Gibson, who originally brought their love of plants to the public through Axis Mundi Artistry, and now own The Little Plant Shop in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona district.