We were never meant to go it alone.
I am deeply grateful to the people I have the honour of walking alongside in this world. This is but a small tribute to some of these people and their businesses who have helped to shape, support, guide, teach, encourage, love, hold accountable, embrace, heal, and nurture me.
Please know deeply that I appreciate you.
You support and enhance my sense of belonging. Thank you.
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The incredible people mentioned below may or may not even know I exist and my naming them here does not in any way mean that they know of or even agree with my work. I owe them a heartfelt thanks as they have shaped, awakened, and inspired me!
- Alicia Elliot – her book rooted a whole new level of awareness around the Indigenous experience and how I have participated as a white colonial settler – in a way that is changing me for the better.
- Alicia Keys – her music and book have been part of my life’s playlist.
- Brené Brown – her books, website, podcasts and videos have influenced the way I show up in all aspects of my life.
- Glennon Doyle – her book, Untamed, held up a mirror to my life and reignited a fire that I was born with, but had forgotten
- Kelly Diels – her work has transformed and formed my work today. This website, my work, would not be in the format it is if it weren’t for Kelly. I owe you deep thanks for your courage, bravery, feminism, and culture making!
- Selam Debs – her anti-racism work is a light in a dark tunnel. Her demonstrated ability to show up and speak up is an inspiration and fuel for my fire!
- Sonya Renee Taylor – her work has deepened my anti-racism work and also helped me understand the ladder that I am busting to shreds!
- Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee – her courageous, grounded work in dismantling and decolonizing our world is knowledge we all need to hear, learn, and embody.
- Vikki Reynolds – her video: the Zone of Fabulousness, influenced my work and has allowed me to grow my work rooted in a foundation of hers. For all people who work in teams that hold social justice and equity as the heart of all that you do – Vikki’s work is a game changer!
I live and work on the traditional lands of the Anishnaabeg peoples, past and present. I acknowledge that the foundation of Canada was built by the labour of stolen bodies. We do not live in a just and equitable society; lives continue to be stolen, our society continues to profit from underpaid workers contributions, and the system of colonization maintains a racist, caste-based society. My life’s work is dedicated to unsettling the settler within. (Gratitude for teachers who continue to help me unlearn: Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Selam Debs, Naomi Clark, Trevia Woods, and Kelly Diels).