I am in Quebec!

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 in Life update, out in the world, Travel
I am in Quebec!

Hey everyone! So I have official begun my five week adventure in Mistissini, Quebec as an artist in residence with the Mikw Chiyâm Program. I am going to be working with youth in the high school on zine making. We are going to dive into writing, drawing, and basically creating fun stuff. I am super […]

2017 goals

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 in In my head, Life update
2017 goals

Every end of year I usually put some time aside and really think about my goals for the upcoming year. I write them out all fancy, stick them to the wall above my desk and as the year passes get increasingly depressed and worried because I am slowly failing them. So this year I am […]

Best books I read in 2016

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 in Life update, reading

Hey everyone! So I know I like totally failed on my #95 reads challenge but I did read some amazing books this year nonetheless and I would like give you a break down of the top 5. Why? I don’t really know. I guess blogging about books is just easier than say, baring my soul […]

Publication: Book reviews!

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in Fiction, reading, Reviews

I have recently reviewed two books for Prism Literary Magazine. They were my first books reviews, ever, other than what I do here on my blog. I love reading, as many of you know, and getting the chance to put into coherent thought why I like a book and what intrigues me about a book, […]

Life update: post summer

Life update: post summer

Hey! It’s me! I am blogging again. Hopefully. So this summer has been pretty OK. I went on a trip to Montreal, my first visit to the city and the province of Quebec. I was there for some training for my trip up north to a Cree community as an artist in residence for January […]

What I read….

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in In my head, Life update, reading

So this year has been terrible for me reading wise. I am no where close to my #95books challenge, like I’m talking I’m only at 20 (!!!!). There are only a few months left in the year and I will endeavour to read hopefully ten more but still, that will make this the worst reading […]

Interview: I was on the radio!!

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Interview, out in the world, Poetry, reading

So the wonderful Erika Thorkelson interviewed me for Vancouver Co-op radio for her show The Storytelling show. We talked about my writing life, my relationship with my granny, why I write about Indigenous issues, my Etsy shop and music I love. It was super fun! It was my first time on the radio and I […]

LISTEN: ‘Nipiy’ a poem by Francine and Myrtle

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 in out in the world, Poetry, reading
LISTEN: ‘Nipiy’ a poem by Francine and Myrtle

Water is Love, Medicine, Spirit, Balance A poem written by Francine Cunningham with Cree translations by Myrtle Calahasian. I wrote this poem to celebrate water or nipiy. I asked my grandmother, Myrtle Calahasian, to help me with the translations and to read the voice of the wind. I love my grandmother’s voice and to hear […]

Publication: Boobs: women explore what it means to have breasts an anthology

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Non-Fiction, out in the world, Publications, reading

I have a creative non-fiction piece in this amazing anthology from Caitlin Press. It’s called Learning to not laugh it away and talks about my experiences growing up with big breasts. It was such a liberating and fun experience writing about moments that I have had around my  breasts. The title is actually what I […]

When I grow up

You know what’s kinda cool? I realized today that I am doing the things that I dreamed I would be doing when I grew up. I always wanted (secretly) to be a writer but I thought because I was so bad at spelling and grammar that it was an impossible dream. Getting back essays with […]