BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
I like to say that BC is my second home, though in truth it's been a long time since I've been back. I've spent many vacations visiting family in Whistler, and summers along the coast as a teenager when my family owned a home on beautiful Cortes Island. From the age of 13 - 17 I attended Power of Hope, an activism-through-art summer camp on Cortes Island, where I learned that I wasn't the only 13 year old with a passion for social activism and self expression. I experienced my first Maori Heart Circle, my first Mayan Shaman Ceremony and my first encounter with whales in those formative years, which planted the seeds of inspiration for me to become the person I am today. So though it may have been many years since I've been back, it will always be a sacred place I hold dear to me.