Embracing My Creative Life
For over 25 years, I have found the courage and self-compassion to keep expressing my authentic creativity.
Here’s some of the highlights so far:
I published a book of poems, Womb: Weaving of My Being recorded a spoken word CD, Love is Like This, and performed spoken word at bookstores, cafes, festivals and conferences across North America and Northern Europe.
I wrote and starred in my first play Chelo, at the Summerstock Theatre Festival in Vancouver. I performed two one-woman shows, Ahava, Alive and Aloud and Ahava in Wonderland.
I studied Afro-Caribbean dance, Israeli Folk dance (in Jerusalem), Balinese Legong (in Ubud), Inner Dance (in Scottsdale, Arizona), Five Rhythms (at Esalen, Omega and on Salt Spring Island).
I performed Curve, my first solo dance piece, with the guidance of choreographer Martha Carter as a part of the 2014 Pieces of Her Story Festival.
For three years, I was the host of a one-hour weekly radio show called Love in the Afternoon on CFSI FM.
I started Pieces of Her Story, an annual art exhibit showcasing the multi-media works of Salt Spring women artists. We are now in its fifth year.
In response to the threat of tankers on the coast of BC, I sang and acted in the wildly appreciated Only Planet Cabaret, a unique collaboration of five Salt Spring artists sharing a transformative journey through story-telling, poetry, music and theatre. Through our performance in several cities on the West Coast, we helped raise over $9,000 for groups working to protect the environment.
I published a book on journal writing called Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection, co-authored with Salt Spring writers Lynda Monk and Wendy Judith Cutler. It took the three of us seven years to birth this beautiful book. Now this transformative practice of journalling with others is being shared with women around the world.
For 5 years, I have been mentoring a group of young writers at Gulf islands Secondary School through my collaboration with Connecting Generations, the Salt Spring Arts Council and ArtStarts/BC Arts Council. We have produced three anthologies of writing.
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