I Can’t Wait to Be “Old” – thoughts from Fresh Year, Fresh Face

I always thought  there would be a time in the future when I was truly "old" and  looks wouldn't matter.  But judging from my mother's cohort (she's over 80), people seem to be divided into groups - those who spend a lot of time on appearance and those who don't. When did I learn this vision of "pretty" - the one that whispers to me "if only you'd put on some makeup, then you'd look better"? … [Read more...]

Fresh Year, Fresh Face

It's the first day of 2012, and I'm beginning it fresh-faced (without makeup) thanks to a conversation almost a year ago with Megan Ann Ward, a then-local Victoria slam poet. … [Read more...]