Guelph, ONCanada N1G 4E8
August 14, 2014
I hope to improve my writing skills by observing and learning from the experience and talent of those in the group. I would like to develop my ability to structure my stories ahead of time, as opposed to simply writing and creating as I go. I also hope to increase my confidence when displaying my creative work publicly.
I have written a few blogs which mostly document my travel adventures in New Zealand and Argentina. I love to write poetry in my spare time and have started to explore my capacity for short story writing. I have written countless academic papers, which may not be the most creative form of writing, but have greatly aided me in my ability to write coherently, and to use constructive criticism to my advantage.
My only publications have been academic in nature. I have published a chapter in a book entitled "Mothers Incarcerated: Oppression and Resistance." Additionally, my undergraduate thesis, entitled "Towards Coexistence: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Perspectives on Land" was published in the Journal "Native Studies Review."
I have a degree in Community Psychology and I work primarily with Indigenous communities on issues regarding environmental protection, local foods movements, and non-Indigenous ally training. I am not entirely sure if these are topics of interest in terms of creative writing....but nonetheless these are my areas of expertise!
I love to write, and I find inspiration when surrounded by others who share my passion. To me, stories profoundly impact our identity development. They are beautiful gifts that we share with those around us, and inherit from those that came before us