Association of Italian Canadian Writers

Felt so nourished listening to short stories and excerpts of novels from these Italian Canadian writers.. Took me back to the days of browsing bookstores in Bologna, finding Italo Calvino washing me with his windy recounts of seaside Italy. Literature has and will always be a huge part of what makes and moves me and felt honoured to be invited to the Association of Italian Canadian writers to perform a few songs and discuss feminine empowerment. Grazie Anna Ciampolini Foschi

FREE LOUJAIN

When I woke up to my newsfeed showing Lina's, Loujain Al-Hathloul's sister, recounting the bruises on her sister's thighs from beatings she is recieving in prison awaiting trial for being a humanitarian, I was sitting on my comfy couch sipping a cafe late proudly looking over bruises on my thighs from my dance class. Dance, a joy and passion I have denied myself for many years . A form of self-expression, embodiment and power that my mom as a young girl was told jokingly by h