Counting Our Blessings

Happy December Revolutionaries!! I recently had a conversation with my good friend Thomas where we were talking about what it means to have faith. In that conversation we reflected on the people who inspire us spiritually, as well as, how incredible it is when we can...
Spirit Day 2022

Spirit Day 2022

Spirit Day is a day that makes me reflective every year. I remember my first experience with Spirit Day back in 2012, a couple of years in its infancy, and my very straight friend and brilliant educator Paul Bartolomeo implored our staff to wear purple for gay kids. I...
A Vision Of What Could Be

A Vision Of What Could Be

The Queen of England dying really caused me to pause and reflect. As a woman with British ancestry, I was strongly impacted by my loving Grandmother’s reverence for the Queen. We were a family that never missed hearing her recollection of the Queen’s Christmas...
Happy August

Happy August

Happy August Revolutionaries!! I am reflecting today on the feelings that arise when we consider and begin starting something new. This summer my daughter and her friends have been obsessed with trying new rides at Wonderland. They are often both excited and scared...
We See Thee Rise

We See Thee Rise

My favourite line in the Canadian anthem is “with glowing hearts we see thee rise”. This resonates with me because that’s the Canada I want to believe in, get behind and sing and breathe into existence. I want to see Canada rise into a nation that owns our history and...

The Dichotomy of Joyful Rebellion

It could be because it’s my birthday month or maybe it’s because Pride is around the corner or maybe it’s because I spend my days with young people whose lives started years after Canada’s marriage laws changed; whatever the reason, I feel like a walking history...