Hello internet, nice to meet you. I was born in snowy Winnipeg, Manitoba on the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. After living in Texas, Poland and the Netherlands, I moved back to British Columbia. Now, I’ve found myself on the traditional, unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory in Vancouver, which is where I graduated from the University of British Columbia.
Primarily, I like making things that mean something. I’m a writer at the core and an avid creator and consumer of both fiction and non-fiction. Sending me things to read is the most direct way to my heart. I spend a lot of time thinking about how language and technology can combine to make the world a better place — especially for marginalized groups of people. As a queer person, I understand how important community and visibility are.
mouseinsneakers is my personal blog and all-around internet handle. My childhood nickname was mouse — I guess I was kind of scrawny. From senior year of high-school to the final year of my Master’s program at UBC, I had a uniquely bizarre tradition of only owning and wearing one pair of sneakers per year. Hence, the name!
That’s about it folks. Please don’t hesitate to reach out on social media — the internet can be a lonely place!
Q: What is your educational background?
A: B.A. Linguistics, Master of Business Management
Q: Where are you working?
A: I’m working with the amazing team at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council as the FirstVoices’ Community Success Specialist
Q: Can we discuss a collaboration?
A: Sure thing, email me.
Q: Where can I find you online?
A: Just look up @mouseinsneakers, if I’m on the platform that’ll be my name