This is the vision I have for Muskoka. A dedicated space for women – not a shelter, not transitional housing, not rentals, but a land held in trust, and homes created by and for the women who wish to live there. Homes that belong to them. A sense of ownership, pride, stability, security, community, respect.
Listen to this fantastic interview by Jo Jordon for Studio K! This is the third time I’ve had the opportunity to be interviewed by Jo. My first interview was about my volunteer work, and the second was with Kai and it centred on our trip to Iceland. She asks wonderful questions and always seems soContinue reading “Audio: Interview by Jo Jordon for Hunter’s Bay Radio – Writing and the 2018 Muskoka Novel Marathon”
The women attendees begin to filter in, and as I mentioned, it’s a crowd unlike any other I’ve been in. I’ve been in plenty of women-only space, so it wasn’t the women, and lots of larger crowds of women, so it wasn’t the size. It was the age-range and style. It had to be 90% millennial women, almost all were very fashion-forward, almost all were entrepreneurs. It was truthfully this very different type of sisterhood than I’m used to, but it was a sisterhood nonetheless.
I put up a new video after the Santa Fe shootings and the creepy af revelations around ‘incel culture’.
This year, I am shifting gears and aim to complete a novella, which is defined as a short novel or long short story (seriously). Novellas have between 7500 and 40 000 words, which is shorter for me, but my goal is to complete the piece and edit it in time for submission. I’ve had years where I didn’t even have time to spellcheck! And the idea I have for this year, well… It’s really special. And yes, there will be lesbians!
If you donate through the link provided, I may be lucky enough to secure a spot in next year’s marathon. So not only are you support literacy, but you may help me write more stories for lesbians – of which there can never be enough!
I was so nervous! I had a little notepad with questions on it and I read them faithfully, one by one. I was very quiet and awkward. Even though I interact with women all the time at my work, in my life, and volunteering, in basically the same type of setting (I love to ask questions and I’m very curious, so if I’m not careful I can accidentally interview people without even thinking about it!), I was overwhelmed by the camera and the knowledge that it was Very Important to be professional and sound good, etc.
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