A poem for me – and maybe you, too.

In tough times (especially), I believe we all need to do what moves us. For me sometimes it’s art, sometimes it’s cycling, sometimes it’s writing. (Sometimes all three in one day.) I wrote this because I needed to, for me. Maybe you need to hear it too. Sending love, my friends. PS – God isContinue reading “A poem for me – and maybe you, too.”

A Blessing for you, on International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, I sat quietly and pictured all the women in my life, who I admire, who I am cheering for. My women friends, this is for you. Art @staceychomiakart FULL TEXT: A Blessing for You, Ferociously Wonderful WomenOn International Women’s Day, 2022 I see you, my Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latina, Indian… all my gloriousContinue reading “A Blessing for you, on International Women’s Day”

Hear my queer prayer.

There needs to be more queer prayers in the world. That is – prayers written by queer people. So here’s mine. Sending love, my friends. Full text: Hear my queer prayer. Spoiler alert: queer prayers are just prayers by queer people. To the God of knowing, loving – and creating – ALL of my parts.Continue reading “Hear my queer prayer.”

HERE TO QUEER Podcast

I was recently invited onto Julie Rodgers’ new podcast “Here to Queer”! We had a lovely conversation about queer books for kids and teens & why they are important. We also chatted about the writing process, since both of us wrote a memoir (her book Outlove, mine Still Stace) – how do you decide whatContinue reading “HERE TO QUEER Podcast”

I hope you FLOURISH.

I was gifted some alone hotel time yesterday (thank you to my wife Tams), and I (obviously) went to the pool asap. I wanted to use this time to think about 2021 and then, 2022. As I floated on the water and my ears dipped under the muted surface, I felt a muffled word riseContinue reading “I hope you FLOURISH.”

Essay for “The Gay & Lesbian Review”

Thank you to The Gay & Lesbian Review for publishing my essay! Full text below image, or click on the link to read. “HOMOSEXUALITY is sin, no doubt about it. And it’s the worst kind of sin because it twists our sexuality and tries to make us believe we could be something we are not.Continue reading “Essay for “The Gay & Lesbian Review””

Hang in there.

Last night was the longest night of the year. Yesterday new restrictions were announced here in BC. New variants, new worries, new boosters. Christmas is around the corner. It’s a lot. I don’t have any profound wisdom except to say what my soul keeps humming: Hang in there. Don’t give up. Even the longest nightsContinue reading “Hang in there.”

A Blessing for when Christmas is so heavy.

I was having a bath late last night, well past everyone going to bed. Sometimes it’s my favourite place to write, to dream… to feel. The Christmas season brings up so many things, for so many people, including myself. I’m feeling a lot of heaviness with the world, with my friends, with life. It canContinue reading “A Blessing for when Christmas is so heavy.”

Growing Pains.

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it’s on my heart, because it’s what I’ve been really learning lately: Being a human in this pandemic/global warming/unsettling time is hard. Being a parent is hard. Being a spouse is hard.  All of our hards are hard. But like a tree tenaciously emerging from aContinue reading “Growing Pains.”

Getting unstuck.

The manuscript for my YA memoir, “Still Stace” is DONE. I can’t believe the metamorphosis this story has undergone since my very first pitch (and I am so grateful for my editor!) The version I originally pitched in Feb 2019 (which got me my agent) was about 1200 words. I envisioned it as a pictureContinue reading “Getting unstuck.”