Grief. Shock. Horror. If you, like I do, reach for your phone each morning to read the news with a huge sense of looming dread, terrified to read what’s happened over night, which small step forward was dismantled, who’s been hurt, ignored, and mistreated by a sociopathic president to the south, extremists, and those enabling it all through silence, ignorance, and apathy. If you’ve been in a constant state of “WHAT THE F*CK” and “HOW?” and “WHEN WILL THIS END?!” this past year, you’re not alone. If the questions of “what do I do and how?” have been gnawing at your brain, then read on. Today’s RAD Person of Vancouver is not only an amazing, woke AF woman (cause she is), she’s a Grief Coach, Death Doula, Intuitive Coach, Writer, “Recovering Lawyer”, and Fierce Feminist. Continue Reading
People of Vancouver
I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Tara for the past three years in my day job, Associate Director of New Works here in Vancouver. At least once a week she’s in the office, stroller in tow, to meet with her GM Janice, and get down to the business of running an amazing dance theatre company. She’s a ray of fresh, real sunshine, and always make you laugh. I’m so delighted that Tara is our newest interview on the site today – read on and don’t forget to see her next performance in a week!
It’s Wednesday! Are you all back into the swing of it yet? I know, me neither; but, we’re halfway through the week already and I know we can do it. Now let’s take a break from the lunch-making, the work blouse-ironing, the side-project hustling, and take a moment to meet Meera Bennett, one of our newest contributors to Peaks & Harbours. Meera is smart, kind, and has all the balls in the air as a full-time lawyer, owner of Devon’s Drawer (with her mama), mother of two, and everything in between.
Here’s Meera on her early experiences as a working mother – give her a sweet hello!
My husband and I were the first of our friends to have a baby. If I’m going to be honest, our son was a baby of convenience. You may laugh when you read this, because, if you have kids, you know that babies are not convenient. However, my husband had a one year contract in Ottawa, and I wanted to go with him for that year AND have a job when we came back home to Vancouver AND we were thinking about having kids anyways. I figured that the best way to both go away for a year and have a job on my return was to have a baby. So we had a baby. It’s not like we were all that young – I was 29 when my son was born – but we are both lawyers and our colleagues and friends were not even thinking about having babies yet. It felt a little crazy and impulsive.
On what turned out to be a record breaking, STUNNINGLY (terrifyingly – off topic but I could rant about global warming for a while) warm April day, I met Charlotte on the top of Grouse Mountain, to take some portraits of her and her kiddies in a place that feels like a second home to them. Continue Reading
I met Samantha through this beautiful Peaks and Harbours community. She has an amazing food blog, My Kitchen Love, and contributes delicious recipes to P&H, among so many other things. We spent a lovely afternoon last week chatting, sipping tea, playing with her kids, and walking in the rain. Continue Reading
I met Jessica through this beautiful Peaks and Harbours community and instantly adored her and her adorable family. I had the pleasure of photographing them in their Mount Pleasant home. Here is what Jessica said about Vancouver, community, and why she loves living here.
Tyler and Claire are rad humans. They opened two of my favourite businesses in Vancouver and I’m super excited to introduce you to them today. Also, this is not a paid advertisement… but from the bottom of my Vancouver-loving, small-business supporting heart… SHOP AT DILLY DALLY!! They have such a fantastic selection of toys and gifts, and now’s the perfect time to stop by to fill the stockings. If you do decide to purchase gifts this year, consider shopping locally 🙂 Continue Reading