Writer. Maker. Musician.
I'm a professional communicator and president of my union local by day. In my free time I am active in community, craft, music, and creating a home. I live on Gabriola Island in British Columbia.
This page is my project resume. If you would like to know more about my professional life, visit my LinkedIn profile.
My textile work and writing explore the art of everyday living, personal resilience, and how to build interdependent community in times of crisis. Though always in search of a better world, my focus is on sharing tools and techniques for surviving this one.
I come from a long history of environmental and social movement organizing and am comfortable presenting on a variety of subjects related to mental health, craft and making, and the role of community in the face of an uncertain future.
If you're interested in collaborating on a project or just getting in touch, please do!
Links to all my things
COMFORT FOR THE APOCALYPSE
Comfort for the Apocalypse is a bi-monthly manifesto that encourages each of us to live our best possible life in an impossible time. It is essays, recipes, skills, and recommendations to encourage survival, inclusivity, and an alternative to the world we are living in. I invite you to subscribe and work towards a different vision of the future by firmly accepting our present.
Subscribe to my writing
Birdsong is our home on Gabriola Island, but it's also a venue for house concerts and social gatherings. We create the space, and musicians and artists fill it. Regular Zen meditation gathering Tuesdays from 7-9 (currently hosted on Zoom).
Connect with us
Birdsong textiles is my handle as a sewist, and weaver. My online presence for this work is mainly Instagram, but I also blog about my work (more info on that below).
See my work
Red Cedar is my blog where I write about craft, recipes, life, and social collapse. I've been writing there for more than fifteen years!
Read my writing
Gabriola, BC, Canada
"To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing"