My (forced) evolution from climber to coach. Over the past year I’ve gone from climbing 10+ hours a week to coaching from the ground. Climbing was a huge part of growing up for me as a kid, and I’m so happy to be coaching a youth team now and spreading the love. However, it’s been … More From climber to coach
There’s a girl sitting over there. She’s slightly hunched, clutching her stomach and her neck is jutting out at a weird angle.Come to think of it, her portrait looks kinda like a stone turtle, long unmoving neck, heavy head and exposed tummy. She hasn’t had her period in three months but she’s a virgin. It’s … More Sara the Angsty Turtle
There’s a girl beside me
In the bus shelter outside the mall.
She has pink hair and muddied
Hiking boots and she’s gently biting at her nails. … More Outside the mall at 9:30
And stretching in the sun of her childhood, she decided that everything was going to be okay. The picture of a misty park in New Zealand that her penpal had sent her was on her mind, and she thought about how she was sitting there with the whole upper-floor palace of the large-windowed building on … More Subtly braless and listening to Sufjan Stevens
Today I see the wet brick streets And red lamppost shops Of Montreal I smell the green grass of Vancouver I taste the sweet coconut of that sticky bun You bought me from the supermarket behind the climbing gym And the tang of the blood that encircled my calf as I cried happily at the … More I remember!
“Changing what counts as acceptable public behaviour is one of the ways you go about changing prevailing attitudes; ask anyone who still smokes cigarettes.”- Deborah Cameron (Verbal Hygiene, 143) … More Verbal Hygiene
February last year, I quit climbing to focus on healing my body. My right wrist, coincidentally my dominant one, had gotten to the point where it ached constantly to the point it even kept me up at night. Here I am a year later, sans climbing but still breathing! For a complete history of my … More The Long Road (TFCC wrist injury update)
It sometimes happens that when you take a walk under the stars, you can instead find yourself among them.
When I walk with you, I am reminded of all those obscure specks from the corners and coves of the globe which somehow unite to illuminate the earth from within. … More Walking with a friend, among the stars
vegan ◦ salt-free ◦ oil-free
Featuring homemade tzatziki recipe from Straight Up Food. Today was one of those warm days in the midst of winter that reminds you what spring is like. … More Cheery Winter Yam Fries! (and homemade tzatziki dip)