Here is our blog run by our lovely youth ambassadors!
Here you will find stories from our youth about their kind deeds for the community and their adventures.
Hello kind krafters,
I hope you are all doing well, feeling happy, and enjoying these final weeks of March. This week I want to share with you some of the amazing work executed by our organization. If you are a Dalhousie student I am sure you have heard about the amazing work of the Loaded Ladle on campus. The Loaded Ladle is a levied student society at Dalhousie and a registered food cooperative. The Ladle operates for the students and by the students, providing incredibly delicious plant based meals four days a week to the campus population. The Ladle aims to address global injustices in the food systems by providing local alternatives and getting involved with social action and student engagement on campus.
Every Monday, with the help of the Loaded Ladle, kind krafts hosts a wrap making event in partnership with the Out of the Cold shelter in Halifax. The Out of the Cold shelter is a local volunteer run shelter in Halifax, so individuals in the community donate time and food as support. kind krafts wanted to get involved with this cause by donating food for one meal a week. Operating in a safe and plant based kitchen, the Ladle helps make this weekly work possible by donating their kitchen once a week to the cause. As a result each Monday, kind krafts and wonderful community volunteers come together to make over 30 wraps to be donated. Even more amazing? Most of the ingredients are donated from Burrito Jax!
We are so grateful to Burrito Jax for donating food items every week for our solidarity serving!
The event is pretty incredible, especially given the opportunity it provides for building community relationships and fostering connections here In Halifax. The partnership has been on going for three years now and our team here at kind krafts has been able to see the difference the food has made and understand the role such partnerships have in beginning to address the homelessness situation in Halifax.
As kind krafts Programs Coordinator Jill MacKenzie notes, kind krafts aims to facilitate accessible, inclusive and involved events that engage with the community by supporting various local organizations. The wrap making events offer just that opportunity! And even more incredible kind krafts is actively working to make the event an even greater success by hoping to raise the number of wraps donated each week to over 30, and continue to increase the volunteer team making this process possible.
How Can You Get Involved In This Amazing Event?
Being located on the Dalhousie campus is the lovely Ladle kitchen, student engagement in this event is high and the space is accessible and welcome to all individuals. This event is an excellent way to engage and give back to the Halifax Community.
Every Monday from 2pm-3pm meet the wrap-making team in the Loaded Ladle kitchen located in the Dalhousie Student Union Building at the SUB.
We would love to see you all there! RSVP here!
Thank you to kind krafts and the Loaded Ladle for executing this incredible event!
CW: Civil War in Syria
Hello kind krafters!
I’m sure that many of you are currently aware of the Civil War occurring in Syria and on March 15th it entered the seventh year of conflict. I have heard countless news stories of events happening concerning the war and the refugee crisis but have never done much independent research on the situation. For one of my courses at Acadia this semester, my classmates and I are helping to create awareness of these issues through music. On March 27th there will be a concert raising money for a non-profit organization called The Tribe Projects (formerly known as The Tribe Turkey). The organization is located in Izmir, Turkey and they aim to aid displaced Syrian refugees within the city and the surrounding rural areas with initiatives that promote education, fair working conditions, and access to healthcare. Last year, the previous group of students were able to raise enough money to hire a teacher to work with children in a refugee camp, and we are hoping to continue what they started.
What has happened?
Syria’s Civil War is incredibly complex and continues to become even more intricate as more countries and groups get involved. To try and understand what has happened in the last seven years I have come up with a timeline that mentions a few of the key events that have shaped the war and refugee crisis.
2011 – There were several uprisings occurring in Arab countries that became known as the Arab Spring. These uprisings influenced Syrian activists to peacefully protest in their own country as anti-government demonstrations.
2011 – The first shots were fired under the direction of Bashar al-Assad (current President) killing and imprisoning hundreds of Syrians at these protests.
2011 – The Free Syrian Army (FSA) was created by people who had left the military and the uprising soon became a civil war. Different extremist groups came to back both sides of the civil war and the situation became increasingly more complicated.
2013 – Assad uses chemical weapons against Syrian civilians.
2014 – ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) formed out al-Qaeda and began to overtake territory across Syria.
2014 – The Obama administration targets ISIS instead of Assad’s military groups.
2015 – Russia strikes to attack ISIS but hits the rebels fighting against Assad.
2016 – A ceasefire is put into action to allow for relief organizations to enter and assist civilians.
2016 – The Trump administration targets ISIS but instead, airstrikes hit Syrian soldiers.
2016 – Around 200 airstrikes hit Aleppo in one weekend and near the end of the year, Aleppo is overtaken by Assad and Russia. Aleppo was the last urban centre controlled by the rebels fighting Assad.
2017 – Chemical weapons were used again by Assad on civilians.
2018 – The United Nations unanimously agree on a thirty-day ceasefire in Syria.
These are just a handful of events that have happened over the past seven years. For a more detailed timeline please look at the following links:
The current statistics from Syria shows that this is the largest refugee crisis of our time. Over 11 million Syrians have been displaced with 13.1 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Out of the 11 million displaced Syrians, 5.6 million have fled the country, and 6.1 million are internally displaced (http://www.unocha.org/syria). Here is another timeline of key events that have occurred so far with concerns to the refugee crisis:
2011 – The Refugee Crisis begins as 5000 flee to Lebanon.
2011 – Turkey spent up to $15 million setting up camps for the refugees.
2012 – The United Nations called for a ceasefire and over 2500 Syrians cross into Turkey within one day.
2012 – The fighting in Aleppo resulted in around 200,000 people fleeing into Turkey.
2012 – A bomb killing Assad’s brother-in-law and some of his security officials causes extreme worry among Syrians and thousands cross into Lebanon.
2012 – UNHCR (United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees) reports that over 11,000 Syrians have fled into neighbouring countries in a 24-hour period.
2013 – UNICEF launches #ChildrenofSyria initiative.
2013 – Germany announces that they will resettle 5000 refugees and the following countries follow suit: Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA.
2014 – Jordan closes its borders to Syrian refugees.
2014 – The United Nations needs $16.4 billion to meet the demands of the 2015 Humanitarian Crisis.
2015 – There are more displaced people worldwide than ever before with a record 59.5 million people.
2015 – Around 500,000 Syrians successfully reach Europe by sea with thousands more refugees drowning on the journey.
2016 – Over 100,000 refugees reach Europe in less than two months.
2016 – There is another ceasefire to allow for relief efforts to enter Syria.
2017 – Over 5 million Syrians have fled the county.
2017 – Over 900,000 Syrians have been displaced in this year.
Some more resources to look at concerning the refugee crisis in more detail:
The Tribe Projects
This non-profit organization is made up of an amazing group of people who really give their all to the cause. I have copied in their description from their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thetribeturkey/) below:
“We are a small group of friends living in Izmir, Turkey. We work with displaced Syrians in the city and rural areas to devise sustainable programs. We realised there are gaps in support and we are doing our best to fill them!
There are signs of change in Turkey, but problems exist. Refugees have been given some rights. Access to education and medical support is improving, but limited. In reality, these changes are not well implemented. Language barriers & poor, exploitive working conditions of a mostly informal/illegal market mean economic opportunities are limited for Syrians.
Our core is about social values and we strive to resolve community problems.
Our work is a collaboration. Listening, interviewing and brainstorming the issues with those displaced and marginalised allows us to enact empowering social change. We involve Turkish businesses, international higher education partners, hire Syrian translators and are in constant consultation with those we aim to help.
Follow our story and help us help Refugees living in Turkey.
100% of our donations go back into our projects.”
My class hopes to raise enough money to continue the work started by the previous Acadia students. We would love to have many people attend our benefit concert to support the organization on Tuesday, March 27th at 7pm at Acadia’s Festival Theatre. All of the proceeds from this upcoming concert will go directly to The Tribe Projects, and will make a difference in the lives of these refugee families. If you are unable to attend the concert, please consider donating to the organization! If you are unable to donate, please continue to learn about what is happening in Syria and recognize how it affects us as world citizens.
Thanks for reading, kind krafters!!!
(Photos from The Tribe Projects)
Hello friends! I hope that any students reading this had a lovely reading week and are slowly diving back into courses and their daily routines. My reading week was awesome as I was able to travel to England and visit my family; all of whom I haven’t seen in years! On this trip I was able to think a lot about how important my family is to me and how lucky I am to be so close with them all. My sister and I spent our time mainly surrounding ourselves with the people we love but here were some of my favourite points in the trip…
Singing for the community – On the first Sunday of the trip, I was fortunate enough to be able to perform in front of many members of the family and many other people who are in the community. I rehearsed briefly with an organist in Royal Wootton Bassett and then sang four pieces. My family loved hearing me and I was so thankful to be able to sing for them in person because they are only ever able to listen to recordings of me. Singing a Handel aria is a large step up from singing along to Jump (For My Love) by The Pointer Sisters!
Visiting Marlborough – Not too far away from where I was staying was a market town called Marlborough which I absolutely adored! We window shopped, saw meringue the size of your head, and tried cakes that were much too large. I loved seeing my cousins and having them show me their rooms and awards for school events.
Visiting London – I had the greatest time in London with my sister! We watched The Lion King on the West End and yes, I cried during the opening number and didn’t stop after that. We did a lot of sightseeing and shopped for souvenirs. I found a postcard to put on my wall in almost every shop we went into. We went to the Royal Opera House, Hyde Park, the Wellington Arch, Burlington Avenue, and so many more beautiful places!
As much as I enjoyed doing so many fun activities, what I loved the most was going back to some of my favourite places with my favourite people. I am so fortunate to be able to spend this time with my wonderful family and I will cherish all of the memories we made together on this trip.
Hello Kind Krafters,
Hope you’re all doing well and feeling happy, and for those of you who are students, enjoying reading week. This week I am writing about a trip I took to start off my reading week, here on Haida Gwaii.
Initially I planned to spend reading week off island, visiting family or adventuring somewhere else out west. But when the time came, due to expenses and the fact that I still had so much of this island to see, I opted to stay here on Haida Gwaii and explore all the beauty and knowledge this place has to offer. Thankfully most students had the same plans, which meant a week full of adventure plans with friends.
We decided to start the week out with a camping trip. At first we wanted to go camp up and off one of the old logging roads, but a chance of snow on backroads meant we decided to play it safe rather than sorry. So instead we chose a walk in spot, close to one of our field day locations.
The spot is located about 30 minutes from Queen Charlotte Village, where myself and most of the other students live. It’s a beautiful area known as Kagan Bay, that I have visited a few times before this trip. The first time my roommate and I walked to the day use site one day after school, and spent some time wandering on the beach looking at all the bones that had washed up on the beach during low tide. The second time we went to the area for one of our field days.
Of the two experiences the field day was the most impactful, and what lead us to decide to visit the site for camping. For the field day we parked in the parking lot, and walked 45 minutes along the beach and through the forest in sections with open trail. Along the way we listened to our professor tell us about the place and how it is a former village site. He described the ways in which the people would use the land, and how the area makes sense and can be understood as a site which would have sustained the people. We were shown midden spots in the forest that represented refuse piles, who in turn helped to build up a healthy forest. Additionally, the natural abundance of the area was shown to us, in terms of the plethora of resources it could offer on the forest floor, on the beach, and in the ocean.
While on the field day our professor shared with us that if we continued down another 45 minutes past our field day resting spot, we would reach an area perfect for camping. With this recommendation in mind we set out.
After an hour and a half hike in with our packs and gear, we reached the site. I went with a group that left later in the day, so when we arrived most of our classmates were set up and had a fire going. We set up our tent, moved our packs into our space, and grabbed our dinner to share by the fire. With the exception of some kindling brought from our homes to get the fire started, our wood was found in the surrounding forest. We took turns gathering kindling and larger bits that we split by jumping on them if the axe was not handy. More friends arrived later in the evening, and with the help of a chainsaw chopped a small log into perfect burning wood to sustain our fire all through the night. These same friends harvested oysters on their way, and taught us to shuck, and cook. It was amazing to think we were eating food that just hours before had been on the beach.
The next day we enjoyed the sunny day by lying on the grass and watching the later move from low to high tide and back again. A group of us harvested more oysters in the morning, that later in the evening with the help of flour, zucchini, buns, and a master outdoors chef, we turned into “Sloppy O’s” and ate oyster burgers.
The trip was a beautiful way to engage with the landscape we have been invited into, and explore the teachings we had received in class in a more concrete and hands on way. It was an amazing way to start our reading week, and an incredible memory of this place we have come to.
I challenge you all to take some time to explore the places around you and understand the beauty and nourishment they have to offer. Whether it be a weekend, a day trip, or a multi-day trip of your holiday, enjoy the space in your own backyard, experience it, and learn to love it for all it has to offer.
As always, Stay Kind,
Hello kind krafters!
I am currently having a lovely time visiting family in England for my February break. Where I used to live in Wiltshire, there are many towns full of small shops which are mainly local businesses. This has made me want to explore the benefits of shopping locally and supporting community stores. First, I wanted to refresh myself on what defines a local business. businessdirectory.com describes a local business as being a “company which provides goods or services to a local population. Though most often used when referring to a locally-owned business, the term maybe also be used to describe a franchise or corporate branch operating within a local area”.
(Halifax Brewery Farmers Market)
Here are some reasons for shopping at smaller stores instead of your huge chain stores:
1. Helps to keep your community unique – When your town centre is full of local businesses, the shops will all be so diverse that your neighbourhood will look completely different from any other city or town!
2. Helps with the local economy – Several studies have shown that if you were to pay $5 to a local shop, more than 50% would stay in the local economy compared to less than 50% when shopping at chain stores. As well as this, with more business near to your home, there are more job opportunities in your area helping out your community!
3. More personalized service – These small businesses are usually run by people who know a lot about the company and are very invested in what they make/sell. Because of this, there is a much friendlier and intimate relationships formed between the consumers and producers.
4. Aiding the community – A lot of smaller businesses donate to and have relationships with non-profit organizations and local charities. Through purchasing items at these stores, donations are more likely to be made to people in your neighbourhood.
5. Reduces the impact on the environment and is more convenient for the consumer – By travelling only a few streets instead of twenty minutes down the road, not only are you creating less of an ecological footprint, but you are also saving yourself oodles of time to buy these items.
I always like to browse through the following websites and Instagram pages to find local businesses near me –
(Halifax Seaport Farmers Market)
Have fun with all of your local shopping, kind krafters – you always find the best stuff there!
Hello kind krafters!
Hope you’re all doing well, feeling happy, and loving life. This week I’m revisiting an old post of mine with a new and improved update. In “Projecting Yourself in the Outdoors” I gave a helpful hint to always have a pocket knife with you, you never know when you might need it, and it can really come in handy in both sticky and everyday situations outdoors. This is still one of my number one tips, but it has recently come to my attention that this one may be a bit harder to navigate.
Key in Lauren! Lauren works at Reviews.com and is herself an outdoorswoman who knows the importance of a good knife. She and her team set out to analyze 136 pocket knives, to find the best performers for all different situations. Lauren and her team know that one essential survival tool is a pocket knife and oftentimes hikers underestimate the need for a handy knife until they find themselves in a tight spot, so it’s always a good idea to carry one (particularly if you’re hiking alone). When looking for the best pocket knife for your use, Reviews.com’s guide will help you navigate your options for this key piece of outdoor equipment.
So what is important? Hikers should look for a knife that has a great feel in their hand and is easy to open. Of equal importance is safety – be sure a locking mechanism is part of the design and that the mechanism is easy to utilize. Because you may potentially be using this as a survival tool, test out your knife on any materials you might be cutting, like branches and plastic. Last but not least, be on the lookout for extra features that may come in handy, like a screwdriver attachment.
To learn more about this incredibly guide Lauren and her team have gifted us outdoors loving people, check out the guide here: https://www.reviews.com/pocket-knife/
What do I use?
I use of a couple of different options, a combination of which are always with me, depending on the situation. On the daily I keep a small pocket knife if a serrated edge in my coat or sweater pocket. It’s a simple knife with no attachments, and is an old one that belonged to my dad that I picked up when I started going solo camping. I also keep a multi-tool in my backpack every day. This multi tool sometimes migrates to my pocket if I’m going on a walk that doesn’t require a backpack but is still in the woods. The tool has a couple of knife options, as well as a screwdriver attachment, bottle opener, file, and folds open to become a small pair of pliers. When I’m heading into the backcountry, and to keep with me for safety when I’m solo camping I have a handheld knife if a serrated edge that is about the size of a machete. It was a gift from my brother and is always on hand if I know I’m going into the woods alone, on a difficult trail, or in a backcountry setting.
I hope you all enjoyed this helpful reminder for outdoor safety, and thanks so much to Lauren for reaching out and to her and the Reviews.com for creating this amazing guide,
Tell me which pocket knife is your go to,
Hello kind krafters!
If you’re at all like me, you might not always be the most successful studier. Personally, I know that I can get distracted incredibly easily and often find myself daydreaming instead of working. I do have some tips and tricks that help me make sure I get everything done in a fun and stress-free way. This time of year can be extremely demanding and tiring and so I thought I would share some of the tools that I use in my studying and day-to-day life!
Before I even begin to talk about studying itself, I believe the most important skill to have is good time management. I like to believe that my organization skills are topnotch and that probably comes from having five types of calendars and daily planners that I use religiously. I’m very much a visual learner and so I like to be able to see all of the things that I need to do and can cross them out when they’re done (that way you also get a feeling of accomplishment after you complete small tasks too!). Some more ways to stay in control of your tasks are:
The Study Aesthetic
As silly as it may sound, I find that being in a certain environment helps me to focus and be happier with my work. From the stationary you use, to the library or café that you are working in, I firmly believe it makes a significant difference for me!
How do you study?
Everyone has a unique studying style, but here are some of my favourite tricks that make doing my work a breeze!
I hope that some of these tips might be new to you and that you might be able to use them in your studying and organization! Good luck with midterms and other exams and assignments, kind krafters!!
Hey kind krafters!
I don’t know about you, but I am missing the sunshine! It is not easy to go weeks without seeing the sun. The grey overcast skies have a tendency to leave us feeling dull and gloomy. No wonder we crave a great escape this time of year. Don’t get me wrong, I love a beautiful dusting of snow, but the cold and the dark skies are starting to have an effect on me. This week’s blog was inspired by my desire to shake the winter blues.
I can admit, when it gets to be this time of year, spending so much time cooped up inside makes me restless and irritable! I wish it didn’t, but it does. I love being active and being outside- going places, doing things; you know, keeping busy with things other than schoolwork and readings. Its been weeks and weeks of cold weather- well cold in my opinion anyways. Constantly being chilled is discomforting and leads me to hopping into bed to stay warm more than normal! I know there are tons of outdoor activities to do this time of year, but I haven’t been doing my share.
Shake the blues tip 1: Love the people around you- even if they are driving you a little Bonkers!
Part of surviving the winter blues is staying in numbers. Are you feeling the winter blues? Chances are, your loved ones are too. Sticking together and helping each other do the things that bring you joy is the easiest way to stay level headed during these times.
If you are guilty of getting irritable and restless like me, take a second and breathe. The sun will be out in no time! Try your best to not lash out at those around you. I know it’s hard sometimes especially when you are cooped up with the same people all of the time. I encourage you to take a step back and try to gain some perspective. Take space when you need it or try scheduling time outside of your home to get some peace and quiet. This will work wonders!! My favourite places are cozy cafés-good music, lovely aromas, and a place where I can relax and be productive at the same time. (Plus going makes me feel like my life is still somewhat put together!)
Shake the blues tip 2: Get Outside and unwind!
Although some days are gloomy, make sure you are getting outside on the beautiful ones! Those days when the fresh snow has fallen and the sun is out, put your boots on and get outdoors! If you live in the Maritimes, you know as well as I, that one day it’s a winter wonderland and the next it’s a warm spring-like day- take advantage of these days!
This past week was beautiful. I was sick but refused to stay inside feeling sorry for myself. Instead my great Dal Pals, Andrea and Jill took me out on an adventure to clear my lungs and catch some rays. Keeping it mellow, we drove up to Long Lake Park and hung Jill’s hammock. It was beautiful outside. We spent a few hours in the afternoon catching up, laughing and relaxing in the hammock immersed in nature. On the way home we picked up some tasty hot chocolate. It was a lovely day spent with lovely people. Despite being sick, I felt 100x better from just getting out into the fresh air!
Shake the blues tip 3: Treat yourself!
From my blogs, you have probably learnt that I am always one to advocate for treating myself… WHY THE HECK NOT?! We work hard, and I believe at some point we have to reward ourselves for how hard we work on a daily basis. A treat can vary person to person, but whether it is a pat on the back, or a tasty treat, or even a bath, do something that brings you joy and relaxation. This week I challenge you to treat yourself to something that brings you joy. This little something can give you the energy to keep on going- and that is something you certainly deserve.
Shake the blues tip 4: Reconnect with your kind self!
Let’s make all this time we are spending inside count! How are you new years resolutions holding up? Do you have new goals you haven’t had a chance to work on yet? Before we can be kind to others we have to be kind with ourselves. Have you ever heard of the saying, ‘misery likes company?’ I am so guilty for this. When I am sad, or stressed I seem to want company. I have found that since being stuck inside, I have been overly moody and that has been apparent in the way that I interact with those around me.
This week’s blog has given me the chance to reflect and reconnect with myself. Doing this check-in has made me rethink the way I have been acting around others. Moving forward I am choosing to reconnect with my kind self and treat those around me with more kindness as well. We are not perfect, and it is okay to recognize when we have not been our best selves. We can however, learn from these situations and change moving forward! I cannot wait to be back to my kind, and happy self!
Shake the blues tip 5: Book something to look forward to!
Although this tip is similar to treating yourself, try booking something in advance to keep you motivated through the winter blues- acting like the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ so to speak! This thing should be something that will keep you smiling and excited!
For me, my upcoming trip to Mexico is my light at the end of the tunnel. February is a crazy busy month for me with school, work, upcoming goals and events. This trip is what keeps me working hard through all of the obligations and commitments.
This booking doesn’t have to be a trip- it can be a movie, or a race, or visiting a friend, or skyping a family member. It can be anything. I challenge you to put this thing in your calendar and stick to it. When the day arrives, take the time and do whatever it is that brings you happiness. Take that time for you- that is how you will truly shake the winter blues.
The sun is at the end of the tunnel- we got this!
Stay warm and bright,
Hello kind krafters!
I hope you are all doing well and smiling as much as you can. I am once again writing to you from the beautiful island that is Haida Gwaii, home of the Haida Nation. To learn a bit more about why I am on this island, and what I’m doing here head on back to my last post and catch on up! This week I thought I’d share a little day trip I recently took with a group of lovely ladies.
Weekends are made for sunrise coastal hikes
On the weekends we have no classes, and for the most part a very manageable amount of homework. SO our weekends are mostly spent exploring the island, having adventures, and immersing ourselves in the culture. This week we were blessed with some mostly sunny weekend days, so we took fully advantage of the weather and headed up north on the island to the east coast community of Tlell.
We left early in the morning, a hour before the sun had even peaked through the sky. We drove up to the southeast corner of Naikoon Provincial Park, and headed into the forest with the light just beginning to peak through. For the next 3.5 hours we hiked a short distance through the lush green woods, along the Tlell river, before hitting the beach. On the beach we continued on for a few kilometres until we reached the turnaround point of our hiking adventure, the Pesuta Shipwreck. We arrived as the light was fully peeking through the clouds, and watch the sky turn from cotton candy clouds to bright blues with hints of golden sun. At the shipwreck we explored around, peeking in and out of the wooden remains which ran aground in 1928.
The Pesuta Shipwreck on East Beach in Tlell
After exploring around we headed on back to the car, enjoying our picnic lunch packs as we drove down the highway with gorgeous and surprising sunny views of crashing waves. After our hiking adventure we headed to the local art supply store, a lovely little spot called Sitka Studio. Then we glimpsed the Tlell stone circle, and rock garden homage to the islands historical geology. After those little explorations we stopped at the Crow’s Nest for delicious coffee and some strawberry compote covered homemade French toast!
More shipwreck views
All in all it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday with some lady who share the equal excitement of waking up before the sun, hiking as it peeks through the clouds, exploring shipwrecks, and splashing in waves and swinging from tree swings on a beach spot on the way home. It was a beautiful way to celebrate wild women after a week of Women’s Marches around the globe.
This week I encourage you all to celebrate the ladies in your life, and go on an adventure. Get sandy, get your feet wet, and your pants muddy. And don’t forget to keep on smiling.
My name is Rhian and I am a new Youth Ambassador for kind krafts. I am so excited to be a part of the team and to share my life with you all! I thought that a good way to start my kind krafts journey would be through introducing myself, so here we go!
(Me and my best friend’s dog, Lyla)
Who am I?
I am currently in my second year at Acadia University in a Bachelor of Music program where I am focusing in Vocal Performance. I love spending my school years in the small town of Wolfville and being a part of the amazing community here. Outside of school, I practice yoga and Shotokan karate which both help to keep my mind clear and focused. I am constantly introducing myself to new vegetarian recipes and forcing my family to eat them (I will keep you all updated on my latest creations through my posts)! I am a big lover of art and you can often find me doodling, painting, or taking artsy photos!
(Acadia’s campus in the fall)
Here are three more fun facts about me:
My 2018 Goals
In 2018, I hope to make myself a little better every day. I have heard the phrase, “peace begins with me” and really hope to keep this in mind as I experience the new year! Continuing on from this idea, I hope to:
I am so thrilled to be joining the kind krafts team and I can’t wait to learn more about so many important causes. My dream is to one day create change through the music that I am able to make, and so I feel so fortunate to be a part of a group that actively supports and shares awareness for a variety of causes through art. I also feel incredibly honoured to be able to work alongside such inspirational individuals who will continue to involve me in these new experiences.
That’s all for now, friends! Thank you so much for reading :)