I’ve been blogging for the past 15 years. My current blog is dedicated to critiquing the Manosphere, a loose connection of anti-feminist/misogynist websites run by men. I’ve been critiquing them since 2006, first in video format, and now in blog format.
I’ve been interviewed about my work by several new outlets and most notably by The Daily Beast as well as having my editorial letters published in MacLean’s Magazine. If you are a journalist you can contact me by email to arrange a time. Serious inquiries only.
I’ve been a feminist since I was a young girl, growing up a rigid class structure and gender binary. My first real experience of discrimination came at 9 years old when I was refused entry into a program for children who had genius IQ’s. Girls were forbidden from entering until my parents fought for me to be included. I became a radical feminist through personal circumstances. This led me to understand the second wave feminist position regarding the placement and idea of the female body in patriarchal society.
I am a trained classical pianist and was admitted to Berklee College of Music where I did 3 years as an undergrad and then transferred to Simon Fraser University and got my BA. Hon in Psychology. While in University I attended other colleges to study painting and drawing.
I’m very interested in the psychology of animals, especially dolphins and mice. I keep wild house mice as pets and I’m amazed at how intelligent they are. One of my dreams is to swim with dolphins. I’ve heard that autistic children who swim with them become more vocal and connected to others. I imagine for gifted people like myself it would be therapeutic as well. At some point I want to live in a beach house as both my great Aunt’s had homes on the Atlantic Ocean.
I currently live in Vancouver, Canada with my coffee and mice.