Ashley Avery is a feminist writer, poet and advocate living in KJIPUKTUK (Halifax).

She holds a BA in Women’s Studies from MSVU and previously completed a Diploma in Social Service Work in Toronto. She is a former member of the Hali Slam team and a competitor at the 2017 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Her visual poetry installation titled “Elements of Rape Culture” was featured at the Mount Saint Vincent community art gallery and in 2018 she was commissioned to collaborate with a lucky director (read: myself) on a docupoem titled “How Will You Honour Your Land?” for the Lunenburg Documentary Film Festival.

Ashley has performed her poetry at numerous protests and community events across Nova Scotia. She uses spoken word as a form of activism to bring injustice to centre stage and speak truth to power. She is the former women and youth services coordinator at a local non-profit serving criminalized women. She is now the access to justice coordinator at the newly formed Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia where she is managing the #TalkJustice initiative— a community engagement strategy centring the voices of the public in the justice system and giving community a platform to share their stories with the ultimate goal of improving their experiences.

When she isn’t snuggling her dog Jaxon or driving her daughter to extracurricular activities, she is probably watching Netflix or plotting her next move.

In this episode, we talk about how everything, poetry, #TalkJustice and a lot more.

Check her out @_a.avery_

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Bahia is an energy intuitive and Shamanic Practitioner who trusts in the synchronicities of life and believes there are no accidents.

A quote of hers I love: “Do not fear exploring the depths of your soul. You are here to remember your sacred wisdom and share your personal medicine with the world. You are going to shed old patterns and beliefs you have outgrown. Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Kind. Be You. You are on your path to becoming your true authentic self.”

In this episode, we talk about it all, her journey so far and the discoveries she has made along the way.

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, in collaboration with Lulu Lemon and Flo Meditation, Bahia will lead a 100-person meditation session. 

Check her out @bebelove1975

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Trevor Gould is an experienced powwow dancer and singer, who has been performing for more than 20 years. He has spoken to audiences about Mi’kmaw culture. He is also known for singing, dancing and drumming. He was in the musical “DRUM!” for ten years. He presently sings with the Eastern Eagle Singers from Indian Brook, Nova Scotia.

When Trevor Gould saw the call for submission for AFCOOP’s Languages of Nova Scotia, he submitted his film, Apija’simk. An idea he shared with his friend has now been made into a film that has been screened all over Nova Scotia. Apija’simk is now being submitted to festivals and with the rich subject matter and characters, the film is sure to screen in many with awards to boot.

Check Trevor out @trevg23

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Regine Tiu is a media art scholar with the Centre for Art Tapes. Her first exhibit Not Your Jolie Poupée as part of CFAT’s scholarship presentation A Different Place.

In this episode, we talk about her art, creative process, the story behind her installation and a whole lot more.

With Becka Barker as a mentor on the project, Regine explores being objectified in her exhibit.

“Art can manifest in so many different ways, and have so many different articulations,” says Regine Tiu. “There is no quote-unquote fine art.”

Check her out at: @matchafiend

Check out a different place at: 6086 Quinpool Rd Halifax, NS B3L 1A1

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Kemmy turns shoes into works of art. His Custom Sneakers have been worn by people from all works of life include the Olympian, Jill Saulnier. In this episode we talk about it all from his shoe designs and art to his plans to design shoes, to his approach to working with clients, cutting hair and more.

Check him out @kreationsbykemmy

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Stephanie Clattenburg is a writer, director, camera operator, drummer, storyteller yet a quick search of her name on Google pops up articles like: “Snoop Dogg’s sexist comments about camerawoman ‘creepy and awkward'”. This happened a few years ago during the shooting of Trailer Park Boys in Truro, Nova Scotia.

In this episode, we talk about that incident, about her filmmaking, her interesting Instagram stories and how she still looks the same ten years after.

Enjoy.

Check her out @stephclattenburg

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Stephanie Clattenburg is a writer, director, camera operator, drummer, storyteller yet a quick search of her name on Google pops up articles like: “Snoop Dogg’s sexist comments about camerawoman ‘creepy and awkward'”. This happened a few years ago during the shooting of Trailer Park Boys in Truro, Nova Scotia. In this episode, we talk about that incident, about her filmmaking, her interesting Instagram stories and how she still looks the same ten years after.

Enjoy.

Check her out @stephclattenburg

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Hermione, yes like in Harry Potter, is the stage manager of the play “Arcadia” in this episode we talk about the play, how she handles people going on about her name, the monthly dinner parties at King’s, how acting helps her mental health and more.

She also shares a passphrase that gives a lucky listener two tickets to the show.

Check her out @hermoinetamlin

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Lucia Dodaro directs Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” and in this episode, she talks all about the process of casting, directing and bringing this play to life. Lord Byron comes up a couple of times and we will be giving away two tickets to listeners that email us with the passphrase Lucia shares in this episode.

A bit about the play:

Arcadia – The Dalhousie Theatre Society kicks off 2019 with this play it describes as “concerning the relationship between past and present, order and disorder and certainty and uncertainty.”

Check her out @howlingshoopuf

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