It’s been quite a while since the last installment of this series, but that’s because I’ve been in the trenches,… Read more Delving Into Fiction Part 4: Editing
Content warning: Biphobia, brief mention of mental health-related issues including self-harm & suicide. We’re half-way through Pride month and, as… Read more THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE: Biphobia in the LGBTQIA+ Community
Hello lovelies, and happy Thursday! First, some quick housekeeping: in the past I’ve posted my blogs on Fridays, but for… Read more 5 Underrated Cover Songs You May Not Have Heard Yet
Back in May 2020 I interviewed my younger sister, Anne-Marie, a newly licensed Registered Nurse (RN) launching her career in… Read more Nurses Are Being Exploited. It’s Time to Talk About It (Cold Coffee & Code Blues P2)
Did you ever think a house could make you cry? Me either. Turns out, I was wrong. I actually finished… Read more I Remember by Emily Hoffmann: Another Barely Qualified Review
Wow, first off, I’d like to say a huge thank you to B over at Mind Beauty Simplicity for nominating… Read more The Aesthete Blogger Award
I was talking to a friend recently, who gave me some sound advice courtesy of her grandmother. She said “if… Read more Accountability Check: 2021 reflection & goals for 2022
Hello and Happy Holidays, friends! Even though I’m not participating in Blogmas (to all my friends who are, you have… Read more The 2021 Holiday Tag
I read a creepy Christmas factoid the other day that I wanted to share with you all, in the spirit… Read more Ho Ho Nope: The Polar Express & the Uncanny Valley
Usually I’m too slow on the uptake to participate in these blogging trends, but as your resident Spooky B*tch™ I… Read more The Ooky Spooky Halloween Tag
Disclaimer: As much as I’m sure we all wish this weren’t the case, unfortunately we are still in a global… Read more Our Belated Honeymoon: Why you should plan a post-pandemic trip with your partner ASAP!
It feels good, doesn’t it? I know the feeling well. When your place is an ungodly mess and it’s stressing… Read more Needing A Depression Nap? Here Are 5 Simple Things You Can Do Instead!
This one’s for my fellow Canadian guys, gals and non-binary pals, or my international friends who may be interested in… Read more A Case Against ‘Strategic Voting’ (And Other Election Stuff)
If you read that headline and thought to yourself “isn’t it a little too early to be thinking about Halloween?”… Read more 50 Essential Movies for Spooky Season
Hello and Happy Friday; I’m back with another poetry book review. I’ve been looking forward to this one for weeks!… Read more Another Unqualified Review: Secrets of the Concrete Life by Alice Almeida
*** TW: brief mention of suicidal ideation *** I had a meaningful interaction with my boss this week that really… Read more Chronic Burnout: This is your sign to QUIT your TOXIC JOB!
Gananoque town councillor and art gallery owner Dennis O’Connor has been out and proud his entire life. He says he… Read more Putting a Price Tag on Pride: Is Culture Consumption Helpful or Harmful?
Hello and happy Friday, humans of the Internet! I’ve been sitting on this announcement for a while now, and we… Read more Delving Into Fiction Part 2: I’m getting published, baby!
Places Around the World: A Blogging Community Collaboration Before we jump in, a disclaimer: I do not recommend or condone… Read more Explore Ottawa Like A Local: 3 Hidden Gems in Canada’s Capital
If you’ve been following along, you probably know I recently graduated from uOttawa’s Digital Journalism program. This weekend while I… Read more Still the Best Job Going: A tribute to Carleton Place’s Theresa Fritz and her thoughts on the changing face of Canadian journalism
Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to tell stories. I wasn’t a popular kid growing up. I… Read more Delving Into Fiction Part 1: Growing Pains
I’ve never been good at writing poetry. For a thankfully brief period in high school I was under the misguided… Read more The Many Personalities of Me by Bailey Gee: A completely unqualified review
Although it’s probably evident based on the headline, a quick trigger warning before we dive in: This post explores sexual… Read more Pepé Le Pew Cancelled: A Survivor’s Perspective
If existing as a female in this mortal coil for 27 years has taught me anything, it’s that the most… Read more Womanhood and the struggle of being ‘too much’
It’s National Coming Out Day. No, this is not a coming out post. Most people reading this probably know me… Read more A Quick Note on #NationalComingOutDay
I can still remember exactly how I felt the first time I ever saw my younger sister Anne-Marie “in action.”… Read more Cold Coffee and Code Blues: Life as a new RN during the COVID-19 pandemic
Under normal circumstances, when the month of May rolls around and the last of the ice clears from the St.… Read more Toronto artist captures stunning Portraits in Isolation for a once in a lifetime ‘window show’
As 25-year-old Corinne Rose made her way into the Pinecrest Remembrance Chapel, she felt her head beginning to spin. For… Read more ‘It could have been any one of us’: Setting the record straight on Substance Use Disorder in the wake of Ottawa overdose deaths
Less than a month after its release date, Ottawa Valley singer-songwriter Danah-Lee’s emotionally charged second album Sunshine & Bonbons has… Read more Ottawa Valley artist Danah-Lee crushes more milestones with second album
As well-known social media specialist Simon Mainwaring famously wrote: “The role of social media is critical because it helps to… Read more #QueerInTheCapital: Exploring Social Media and Queer Identity in Ottawa
Happy International Women’s Day to all the strong, sexy, badass women in my life and in the world. Whether we know each other personally or not, know I’m rooting for you.
This one is for the music junkies out there. No matter your taste, I can guarantee the following albums will make you feel something, and if 2018 has been as draining for you as it was for me, perhaps a case of the “feels” is exactly what we need.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a healthy living enthusiast or a meal planner. Don’t get me… Read more I actually tried one of those meal-kit delivery companies, and it didn’t suck