Two years after the g20 summit in Toronto, my court proceedings have finally been resolved. I feel a huge amount of relief that i am no longer caught in legal limbo, and although i will possibly be in jail until February my heart is filled with joy and inspiration.
While i have no access to the Internet or a computer while I’m at Vanier, my wonderful friends and my partner Doug will be keeping this page updated with messages that I send through the mail.
Three of my new poems are now online at Counterpunch and an article I wrote has been published on Crimethinc. I also have a short story forthcoming from Strange Horizons and an article my partner and I co-wrote is coming up in the next issue of Iconoclast.
Although it is so laborious to write in long-hand with a dull golf-sized pencil (the full-sized ones are, presumably, too easily weaponized), I am determined to keep writing throughout these months.
While institutional environments tend to numb the senses & discourage creativity, the womyn with whom I am incarcerated are such constant sources of strength, light and inspiration.
I send my unending gratitude to my friends, my family, my colleagues and the faculty at my school who have supported me through this all.
I do not need much in terms of support and I ask that people do not donate any funds to me personally — anyone who wishes to send money should contact my support committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or my partner, who needs money for transportation and phone calls so that we can still talk and see each other (albeit through irksome Plexiglass.)
I’m fairly busy in here at the moment, so I can’t promise that I’ll be able to answer all my mail, but I promise to try my best!
Love & Solidarity
Vanier Centre for Women
P.O Box 1040
665 Martin St