I am a freelance writer, editor, photographer, website designer, musician, and activist in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is my website offering information about specific areas of my work and life, such as writing, websites, photography, music, poetry, and more.
My career as a freelance communications professional spans over two decades with my work appearing regularly in a variety of publications and websites. Currently, I edit an inner city community newspaper and manage a diverse portfolio of clients from the non-profit and small business sectors. In addition to writing and editing services, I provide photography, videography, website design/content, and social media expertise. As well, I produce a community access program for SHAW TV about local activism called From the Ground Up. In May of 2015 I received a True Friend of McCauley award from McCauley Revitalization/City of Edmonton for my work as editor of Boyle McCauley News, as well as a number of Revitalization-supported projects such as a series of booklets about the area and the short film McCauley Moments. My blog RadicalCitizenMedia.com has been short-listed two years in a row for an Edmonton New Media Award in the category of Best in Political or Current Affairs.
I often perform music and speak about activism, social issues, and community/independent media at a variety of rallies and events. I have been a guest speaker at meetings of the West Edmonton Interfaith Coalition on Poverty (WEICOP) and the Edmonton Inner City Health Research and Education Network (EICHREN); a community animator with Action for Healthy Communities; a presenter at the annual conference of Public Interest Alberta (PIA); a speaker at the conference of the Alberta Labour History Institute; and part of a panel of community leaders at an InterVivos event “Citizen Edmonton” concerning community engagement. I am a founder of the Daughters Day initiative and an active member of the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR).
In 2012, I received the Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Award from Project Ploughshares for my work documenting Edmonton’s peace and activist community through photography and video, as well as getting the community online and connected with social media. In 2014 I received a Daughter of the Year Award from the Daughters Day initiative for being a role model for women in activism.
A real life is an active life, one that is full of creativity, passion, and challenges. I sincerely hope you find this site to be informative and inspirational on your own journeys.