Category Archives: People


When I met with Shawtee Re, an up and coming Canadian hip hop artist from Calgary, I felt inspired. As of today, she’s signed with Sony Red in New York and is working with music producers that have worked with Kelly Rowland and Nelly for their song Dilemma. A natural hustler with big aspirations, she’s Read More →


Our daily routine can sometimes make the days seem long and endless, meanwhile we all look back in amazement at a year gone by toO quickly. These are the contradictions of life, both wrong and right at the same time. 2013 kicked my ass and put me to bed for the last days of the Read More →


I was so excited to meet Kendall and Justine, the two sisters who started Poppy Barley, an Edmonton startup that makes made to measure boots and shoes for all the shoe lovers out there, which basically means the entire female population of the world. Ambitious? Yes, but definitely possible thanks to all the hard work Read More →


Life has a way of auditing when you are being true to yourself, says the eternal artist, Jason Lamacraft who has been painting for over 15 years as a passion and as a therapeutic outlet for everything that life throws at him. Since we met, almost a decade ago, he’s been drawing, designing and painting, Read More →


Philthkids  When we begin a journey it is difficult to determine all the twists and turns we are going to face along the way. What begins with a feeling turns into an idea, and that idea evolves into a game where we don’t always know the players, and we don’t always know how to play. Read More →


You may have heard about the Heart Truth Campaign, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke being a leading cause of death for women in Canada. What started in Toronto as a media invite only fashion show that had a parade of Canadian celebrities walk the runway modeling red gowns from top Read More →


When I was in high school back in Colombia, my parents got called in for a meeting with the principal of the school. During the meeting, my dad told me that the Principal went off expressing himself in very negative terms when referring to me. My dad would not let him continue bashing me, so Read More →


Don’t be seduced into being invisible, into not creating anything, because we are all capable of making art. Art is not just for artists, art is simply making something, finding creative solutions, sharing with other people that light which is within us, in whatever form that might be expressed as. Let’s not allow ourselves to be Read More →


Inspiration is something I draw from the things I read, the lessons in life, and the people that cross my path. I met Elissa Farnham, many moons ago, while we were both working at a call centre and going to school. Her journey has inspired me because I see in her an insatiable desire to Read More →


My mom used to make fun of me for staying mad for too long. She always told me I had to let go of things and stop being mad. That used to bother me so much at the time! I always felt that I was rightfully upset, and that the length of my state was Read More →

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