On the Winter Solstice almost 7 years ago, I had a sudden urge to share some of my thoughts with the world. I was in between places at the time, between home for Christmas and away back to school in Newfoundland. The transitional space, the gap, between what I knew and what was yet to be learned about the world, and myself, was a rich source of inspiration. From it grew this space where I share parts of my own journeying through time and places.
I am a folklorist and a storyteller. This is where I share the beauty and wonder of my home place. I am currently the Director of Living Heritage for Heritage Saskatchewan. Previously, I worked for SaskCulture and as a social media coordinator for the National Film Board of Canada’s Grasslands Project. I am also a filmmaker and the director of the short films Ride (2017) and In the Garden on the Farm (2020), produced by the National Film Board of Canada. I also directed Lift, Spur (2020), funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts
This blog was borne out of my homesickness when I was living in Newfoundland studying Folklore. Though I loved my time on a windswept island in the North Atlantic and will always hold it in my heart, distance from home made me realize for the first time how much I had been shaped by my prairie roots.
Born and raised on a farm in the deep south of Saskatchewan, on Treaty Four Territory, I am passionate about the cultural heritage of the rural prairies and I enjoy uncovering the hidden stories of our shared landscape. As a writer first and foremost, this blog is where I give free rein to my creative impulses, so you’ll find a mix of content, from folklore and history and my experiments with photography, to musings about my personal connection to this place which I am privileged to call home.
To contact me, email firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome all questions and comments.
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