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Cultural Authenticity and Cultural Appropriation in a Multicultural Society

In Canada we have the great privilege of living among people from many diverse cultures. We value pluralism and take pride in our cultural mosaic, which we contrast to the … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Armless Maiden

Once there was an orphaned brother and sister who loved each other very much. When their parents died, they promised each other that they would always care for one another … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Decolonizing Speculative Fiction

Wison Panel Discussion: Decolonizing Speculative Fiction. What would fantasy look like if it weren’t dominated by the fear of the Others and frontier politics? What would SF look like if … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Silver Palace of the Moon

  This is the first in a series of pieces inspired by Russian lacquer boxes which, in turn, are inspired by fairy tales.¬†Often relegated to the status of children’s stories, … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Golden Palace of the Sun

  This is the second in a series of pieces inspired by Russian lacquer boxes which, in turn, are inspired by fairy tales.¬†Often relegated to the status of children’s stories, … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Crow/Raven

The crow in Celtic folklore is similar to the crow/raven in native myth, in that it is believed to be one of the oldest of the animals, and somewhat mischievous. … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tiptree Award

I have been going to Wiscon now for a number of years, and I have re-connected with my inner feminist in a way that has been very creative, if sometimes … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bestiary Raven/Crow

I have always been captivated by medieval bestiaries ever since I was introduced to them through T.H. White’s delightful “The Once and Future King”. While they read like mythology they … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spiral Trumpet Openwork Ring

This style is based on an Iron Age Irish style called “spiral-trumpet”. Like all pre-Christian Irish styles, it was abstract and its meaning is obscure. This style set Irish Iron … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Scythian Deer

There is much debate among archaeologists about whether the Celts were influenced by the Scythians in their animal art. One argument against such influence is that there have been no … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

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