Author: Davita DesRoches

Hail to the Chief: A Parting Tribute to Carly Geis

The first time I heard of Carly Geis was in an email naming her as the person picking me up from the airport for my first visit to Wake Div. A year later, I am convinced that this will not be the last time I see her name in...

Top 10 Canadian Artists to Get You Through Your Seasonal Affective Disorder

Rose Cousins (Halifax, Nova Scotia): Rose Cousins sells a merch T-shirt that says “Rose Cousins Made Me Cry”. That’s it; that’s the pitch. Kidding. A native of Prince Edward Island, Rose Cousins loves haunting ballads as much as she loves chicken fingers (and as much as I love her). Donovan...

Open Questions: A Conversation Between Two Daughters of God

Our faith traditions can feel like containers with clear boundaries formed by shared ritual and doctrine. Sometimes we need faith leaders who can guide us when those containers feel claustrophobic and harmful: who can remind us that God, or the Divine, belongs to no single container. For this edition...

Matriarch Rising

“The thing that defines the kind of matriarchy I aspire to is confidence, like an intense amount of self-assurance, but also a huge capacity to serve.” Matriarch is the debut album from Wanja Wohoro, a Kenyan-Australian artist based in Nairobi. From the project’s origin with a successful crowdfunding campaign...