Ushered in 2019 with a few beauty days in Tofino, BC. Kick ass wave slaying with the Surf Sisters, long runs along endless stretches of beach, hiking in rainforests so verdant you can actually taste the chlorophyll in your mouth. And thinking about all the women folk in my life. Friends, allies, mamas, makers, businesswomen, activists, bitches, domestic goddesses. The kind of women who aren’t afraid to be uppity and mouthy - or have a good cry if need be. Who give, unconditionally. Women who crack a wicked grin when they spot another crows foot in the mirror; who throw their heads back and fling their arms in the air at impromptu living room dance parties. Who make the school lunches, make art, make noise, make love not war. Love you all. So much. You make me better. I’d take a bullet for you:
Jeni Haskett Kerry Davidson Jackie Ross Megan Leitch Kim Collier Lauren Taylor Kathy Duborg Mariaima Touray Gabrielle Rose Nicola Cavendish Jamie Levitt Robyn Friedman Daisy Kler Moya O’Connell Heather Redfern Donna McTavish Rochelle Garfinkel Katrina Dunn Michelle Michals Lois Anderson Brittaney Bennett Lisa Ryder Stacey Mendelson Luisa Jojic Gillian Cran. Riotous pussies, all.
Winner Takes All (feature film), Arrow (CW), The Murders (City TV/Muse Ent.), The Orchard (Stanley Theatre).
The Electric Company opens The Full Light of Day @ The Vancouver Playhouse on January 7th, 2019 - don’t miss it. David Yaffe’s Joni Mitchell biography Reckless Daughter, Tara Westover’s Educated, Tanya Tagaq’s Split Tooth, Janaki Larsen Ceramics (if I ever get rich and famous, I’ll own one of her utterly gorgeous urns), the permanent Emily Carr collection @ the VAG.- always worth a revisit. On the audiopile these days : Brockhampton, Jose Gonzales, Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska. I just discovered Grey Reverend - haven’t been so moved deep in my soul by a singer/songwriter in a while. And Joni, always Joni.