Pandemics and Potatoes

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has impacted every industry around the world. Clothing stores and malls have closed, factories have shut down,  restaurants are relying on take-out orders, and offices have everyone working from home. But something a lot of people aren't talking about are farmers. Not only are farmers still working, preparing to... Continue Reading →

Those Who Fan Your Flames

A few months back, there was a photo of a Tweet from Lauren Aitchison that kept showing up in my Instagram feed: "Four years ago, my ex boyfriend told me I should get a  grip on myself and realize I'd never be a writer. Today, the CEO of Penguin Random House shook my hand and told... Continue Reading →

Nothing to See Here

"and one day you come back/and everything you drive past/makes you wonder why you swore for all those years/that there was nothing to see here"   I think almost anyone from a small town will tell you that there is nothing there. Nothing to do. Nothing to see. Just... nothing. And for the longest time... Continue Reading →

Is Canada ready?

Yesterday, I was scrolling through my twitter feed, getting caught up on news from Hong Kong, Kashmir, to the upcoming election back home. As I scrolled down, I saw this: "Some voters question whether Canada is ready for a PM with a turban" Excuse me? Is all that I could think. And then I opened... Continue Reading →

Homesick

“You will find yourself wanting to leave and go home at the same time, and there is nothing you can do about this.” ― Charlotte Eriksson I pride myself on my ability to be strong. I’ve proven to myself again and again that I have the strength to get through things and be okay. And... Continue Reading →

Canada Day

Today, Canada is celebrating it's 152nd birthday. And this year is the first time in my life I haven't been in Canada for this celebration. This year, I am in a village in rural Nepal, the only Canadian (that I know of) for miles. Most people don't know anything about Canada besides that a family... Continue Reading →

Defining Home

Since I left Manitoba in 2014, I have been struggling to pin down what home means to me. Home. Where I was born and raised? Where I currently live? Where I've spent most of my adult life? Each of these questions has a different answer. A drastically different answer for that matter. Because in some... Continue Reading →

Just Like Coming Home

As we descended through the clouds, I saw that hill that was visible from my old apartment. The one my friend and I had climbed. The highest point in the Kathmandu Valley. That familiar sight caused me to tear up, my eyes still welling with tears as the plane touched down, minutes later. I was... Continue Reading →

Here’s to Strong Women

Today is International Women's Day. It is acknowledged worldwide, and celebrates women's achievements from political to social, as well as calling for gender equality. In Nepal, it is actually a public holiday (for women only). In the early 1900’s, when international women’s day first began, the aim was to increase wages, decrease working hours and... Continue Reading →

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