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Part II: Playing Pretend – ADHD and Creative Living

We left off at the beginning of a very dark chapter. In 2016, I spent a solid four months on…

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Part I: Playing Pretend – ADHD and Creative Living

I have always felt like I am too much. Too much for most people. One of my first memories of…

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Hate Bait

Content Warning: This blog post contains information about experiences with anxiety, misconceptions of body image and unhealthy relationships with food,…

A Recipe for Intuition and Sequential Thinking: Alvia Giash, accountant and maker of minimalist jewellery, talks structure, self-awareness and simplicity

I met Alvia Giash shortly after moving into my west-end Toronto condo. We spotted one another a few times on…

Usha Rajpal Cheddi on cravings for creative curation and redefining a “work in progress” brand voice

Usha Rajpal Cheddi is a hand lettering artist in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), curating an online hub where diverse…

Creative Intersections and Collective Crossroads: Philadelphia’s Ashley Burk manages full-time work and evening freelancing, all while investigating how to better manage pressures to keep connected

Ashley Burk is the Founder and CEO of Steady Hand Creative Co., an organization that sells one-of-a-kind plant hangers and…

Romana Kassam presents at MasksxMolds, her first solo exhibition in Toronto. Photo by: Rejana Hirjee.

Romana Kassam: A Toronto multimedia artist using visual storytelling to commemorate South Asian history and experiences

Romana Kassam is a self-taught artist and storyteller, creating visual art, installations and sound and light experiences. Her vision is…

Heartbreak, Self-Marriage, Unique Abilities and Healing: Danette Relic’s journey to Founder of Radical Creative Sanctuary, Artist and Personal Life Coach

Danette Relic is a personal life coach, artist and writer in Toronto, who works with her clients on surviving breakups,…

Alicia Jenelle, Creative Director and Lead Events Manager, of Alicia Jenelle Events. Photo by: Rhythm Photography.

Balance for Better: Alicia Jenelle Events hosts second annual International Women’s Day style shoot in Toronto

Toronto’s Alicia Jenelle Events launched in 2012 and continues to be an event production and creative design firm focused on…

Firefly Creative Writing is supporting writers of all abilities, providing equal opportunity to create

Chris Kay Fraser is the founder of Firefly Creative Writing, a safe and cozy space in Toronto’s Danforth community dedicated…

I Hate It But I Love It: The hilarious Toronto-produced pop culture podcast for all to subscribe

During the 2018 winter holidays, I finished season five of Someone Knows Something, a brilliant Canadian-made true-crime, murder mystery podcast…

Queen Books embraces and propels inclusive storytelling, while building Toronto’s Leslieville community through writing, reading and events

In the spring of 2017, Queen Books opened its doors in Toronto’s Leslieville community. Since day one, co-owners and first…