Hello internet, nice to meet you. I was born in snowy Winnipeg, Manitoba and have spent the last 23 years globe-trotting. After living in Texas, Poland and the Netherlands, I moved back to British Columbia. Over five years ago, I found myself on the traditional, unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory in Vancouver, which is where I currently attend 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 have had a uniquely bizarre tradition of only owning and wearing one pair of sneakers per academic year. Every school year since grade twelve has started with a fresh pair of black Converse and ended with the same pair — though usually riddled with holes. Don’t ask me how this tradition began, or why it continued for so long, but that’s where this name came from.
That’s about it folks. Please don’t hesitate to reach out on social media — the internet can be a lonely place!
Q: When do you graduate with your Master’s?
A: December 2019 — almost there!
Q: Are you looking for work?
A: Freelance? Always! Email me with project ideas.
Q: Are you open to collaborations?
A: Sure thing, email me.
Q: Can I pitch you article ideas?
A: Of course! Email me.
Q: Are all of these pretty much just going to say “email me”?
A: You’ve got it! Email me!