journal

  1. October Is

    16 Oct 2022

    October is hard. I am not sure if it has always been hard, but it definitely got more intense in the last several years.A grieving month, estranged sibling (?), birthdays I shouldn’t hold in my heart any longer. A void so vast there’s not enough space within my world to…


  2. New York Angels 😇

    07 Sep 2022

    Patio nurses with gentle voices who treated and calmed an old lady injured from a fall :(Subway commuter at the turnstiles who opened the Do Not Open gate for us when we were in a rush, trapped & irritated from a silly mistake: “just come in what are you doing”…


  3. Different, Not Better

    31 Jul 2022

    This is a continuation of a previous journal entry on my collaboration with Recreate Place for Edgewood Public School in Scarborough and Pierre Laporte Middle School in North York Connected by Nature📍 North York The school is located at a busy intersection with ongoing construction near the entrance of the…


  4. Art on the Edge

    28 Jul 2022

    In celebration of Toronto’s Year of Public Art, Recreate Place collaborated with the Toronto District School Board, ArtworxTO and local artists to explore ways for children to provide meaningful insights based on their vision of public art. Through a series of activities in a 4-month process, elementary school children from…


  5. This City Has My Entire Heart

    01 Jul 2022

    June was a doozy one! I don’t have a fleshed out piece to share, as I didn’t carve out the time and space to sit down and reflect these past weeks amidst back-to-back workshops. I’m learning to invite gentleness while trying to be more disciplined. So on the last day…


  6. Telling Good Stories is Hard

    01 Jun 2022

    There’s a recent Decoder Ring episode about The Storytelling Craze — how storytelling became a trendy tool for businesses to sell products and where it’s going. In school, stories are often shared as cautionary tales, narratives wrapped with a perfect bow to teach a lesson at the end. On social…


  7. Your Memory is a Sieve

    03 Apr 2022

    I made an impossible trip to Hong Kong in December and unexpectedly stayed for longer than I intended. It was an impulsive and indulgent decision as an indirect result of ongoing flight cancellations and country bans amidst endless government restrictions, but mostly because I wanted to. I wanted to submerge…


  8. Collaborate for Change

    04 Nov 2021

    Collaborate for Change is an project created by Taboo Health to facilitate connections between storytellers and artists with the goal to shine light on racialized groups, topics and experiences. I was matched with writer and mental health advocate, Juanita to create a triptych of free, accessible desktop, mobile and print-ready…


  9. With Claudia - 順其自然

    22 Sep 2021

    My friendship with Claudia started at a mutual friend’s apartment in the summer of 2018. We bonded over us laughing at a joke I don’t quite remember. The kind of uncontrollable laughter that makes me rock back and forth without making a sound, so everyone else could do nothing more…


  10. Drawing (Almost) Everyday in May

    01 Jun 2021

    I participated in Articulations’ FILL’ER Up Sketchbook Challenge, currently in its tenth year this past month! The challenge encourages you to do something in your sketchbook everyday for the entire month. I just finished another sketchbook near the end of April, and thought it’d be a fun and visual way…


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