Storyteller & Advocate
My journey has been punctuated by moments of healing through storytelling.
What I mean is the process of unearthing a story, bringing it to the surface while simultaneously being witnessed and held. This can have transformational effects on our bodies, our minds and our spirits. This can have transformational effects on the bodies, minds and spirits of those who witness us in this process. This is why I believe storytelling is such a powerful tool for healing.
I am a mixed-race writer and documentary filmmaker. My lineage on my mother's side is Tamang, from the foothill mountains of the Himalayas in Nepal. On my father's side I am
Dënësųłinë́ & Scottish Métis, German & Ukrainian. My Indigenous roots in Canada are tied to Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. I was born and have spent a lot of my life on the unceded and stolen homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Peoples, today known as Vancouver, BC.
I am a daughter, sister, proud aunty, beader, hide tanner and corn husk weaver. As a storyteller, I love exploring themes related to family, identity, public health equity, and transformational Indigenous/social/environmental justice.
In 2022 I was a Doc BC/NWT/YT Breakthrough Mentee & in 2021 was part of the VIFF Catalyst program. I was also the recipient of a Fox International Fellowship at Yale University in 2019-2020 where I was supported in starting my first feature-length documentary film, 'Healing Nation' (completed in 2022). I hold a Master’s in Journalism from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria.
Each of these parts that I've listed informs the way I see and interact with the world, and by extension, the stories that I resonate with most and wish to share with people.