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Asking Women* About Sexism in the Music Industry

This originally appeared in Modern Songstress.   What I learned when asking women about their experiences with sexism in the music industry. As a feminist singer-songwriter I often find myself at odds, having to choose my battles between confronting sexist experiences...

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10 Tips for Crowdfunding your First Album

10 Tips for Crowdfunding your First Album

(Originally featured on Modern Songstress). Crowdfunding is growing in popularity for independent artists as a way to get off the ground, especially for artists working on their first project. One of the biggest benefits of crowdfunding is it eliminates the need for...

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You are invited to my pre-release

The scratch tracks for my album are done and it's time to start laying out the instruments for the final mixing, and none of this would have been possible without the support of my friends, family and fans! Because I'm so filled with gratitude and want to celebrate...

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On conflict and growth

On conflict and growth

January 20, 2015   After a recent conflict arising with my neighbours, I was forced to examine the nature of conflict and growth. I had to ask myself not only why this was happening and what the outcome would be on a human level. What would be the reason for such an...

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I want to be love

I want to be love

July 15, 2014   I want to be love, but I am not love. I wish I could say that everything I do and everything I pray for is loving and kind and beautiful, but the truth is that there is a darkness inside festering. The depths of humanity are not always kind. When my...

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Crossing in the dark

Crossing in the dark

February 10, 2012   Our darkest moments can be our greatest teachers. For a year now I’ve been paying cautious attention to the events of my waking life and observing the stories I tell myself as though I were recounting a dream. This dreamwork on the human waking...

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The Noble Fragrance of a Crushed Heart

The Noble Fragrance of a Crushed Heart

December 14, 2011   There are few moments that inspire beauty and gratitude as much as the sorrow of a hurting heart. These moments interrupt our daily mechanical operations; force us to look squarely at ourselves in complete honesty and request that we face...

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The origin of zero

The origin of zero

October 24, 2011   The universe is composed of infinite patterns. From those that constitute our behaviour as humans, to the fractals of dance that map the growth of flora, to the images that we can observe of constellations at astronomical levels. In our search for...

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The only way to love is tough

The only way to love is tough

October 9, 2011   That love will conquer all is probably one of the most common of clichés. However, the resilience of love will overcome any resistance, melting away its force and disolving any obstacles in its way. Its power is to a subtetly which is both...

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The road less paved, with feet engraved

The road less paved, with feet engraved

September 8, 2011   I enjoy the common metaphor of roads and travel as a way of alluding to the many lessons we learn on our journeys through this earthly realm. I have been thinking lately about how central this is to the way we construct narratives of our life. We...

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