4th Annual Fashion with Passion Fundraiser for WIN Cooperative

I've long been an advocate of reusing and repurposing clothing. As a young mother, my budget did not always allow me to purchase off-the-rack at full price so I spent my "me" time scouring the shelves at local thrift, second-hand and consignment stores. One of my favourite destinations is the WIN store on Cook Street.  I like to give back to my community by supporting this locally owned cooperative that assists so many "women in need". … [Read more...]

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...]