I contribute to some of Canada’s top publications. I’m a senior editor at The Narwhal, where I write and edit stories about the natural world. I also cover health and culture for publications such as Today’s Parent, Chatelaine, MONTECRISTO, and the Globe and Mail. Here are some samples of my recent work and a few old favourites.
In an attempt to deal with Canada’s growing opioid overdose crisis, doctors have clawed back prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. But that’s left chronic pain sufferers in even more agony.
Why risky drinking is on the rise for women.
Sure, weed might help with morning sickness, but experts warn that it could lead to poor pregnancy outcomes and long-term neurodevelopmental effects.
“It was heartbreaking, but I was also bursting with pride that my girls could be so articulate and have a conversation about cancer.”
Alleles Design Studio in Victoria, B.C., is leading the way in inclusive design, creating stylish prosthetic covers that help people feel comfortable and confident.
“The Nanaimo bar is a bit like a Kardashian: it’s famous for being famous,” says Canada Research Chair Lenore Newman, who has studied the history of the sweet treat.
From smog to ticks, the damage we’ve done to the planet is coming back to haunt our health. Here’s how to protect yourself.
When you’re expecting and your partner becomes violent, both your and your baby’s lives are at stake. But leaving is anything but easy.
An ingenious Indigenous fishing technology with spiritual significance is making a comeback.
The beloved CBC host has been a vocal advocate for mental health since coming out with her story in 2005, an experience that has informed her other passion project: promoting truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Weight stigma is widespread in healthcare and can lead to anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, and negative body image.
The New York Times bestselling author, who lives on Vancouver Island, tapped into her feelings for her father when she wrote Never Let You Go.
The CanopyStyle campaign strives to stop the use of endangered forests in the production of fabrics like rayon and viscose, and kick-start the production of sustainable alternatives.
“When I think of wanderlust I automatically think Airstream: the iconic design, the history, the freedom of the open road with no specific destination in mind,” says Curtis Redel, owner of a unique campground in the Gulf Islands.
Untreated mental illness can lead pregnant women and new moms to take their own lives. While their deaths are often preventable, shame and stigma sometimes stop them from getting help in time.
While museum visitors explore two floors of permanent exhibits reflecting British Columbia’s human and natural history, the majority of the collection is tucked away.
Being intersex is almost as common as having red hair, yet no one ever talks about it. Here’s one family’s story of raising an intersex child.
Buyer beware: sustainable seafood programs can’t guarantee ocean-friendly choices.
For those with a history of eating disorders, there is a high risk of relapse during the prenatal and postpartum periods.
Kwagiulth master carver Carey Newman’s arresting large-scale installation depicts in agonizing detail the atrocities of Canada’s residential school system.
The Globe and Mail
The tall timber aesthetic is timeless and transcends trends. That’s according to Dale Lehmer, who has been deconstructing antique barns and rebuilding them as storied family homes since the 1970s.
The Huffington Post
After spotting sexualizing costumes for children as young as four, I wrote an op-ed and challenged retail thrift giant Value Village to pull the costumes from their shelves. They did.