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Mission? In progress.

The air around me is rife with people talking about their purpose. A couple of weeks ago my mentor Krista Foss encouraged me to write down my mission. I left our meeting thinking. As a writer, what am I passionate about? What do I want to achieve? I, Claire would like… To honestly discuss topics of my choosing To uplift women, people of colour, and especially Black Canadian women To promote...

I’ve been working…

On my Tumblr. Long ago a friend suggested create a writing portfolio. I’m still deciding where it will be. As for this post, a few weeks ago I started studying copywriting via Skillshare. I’m behind–and I’ll post about why soon. 😉 But as soon as I started, I was inspired to create some fake advertisements. Check them out! I can’t take credit for the photos in either...

RED ALERT!

I just read the news via Galleycat:
Kickstarter Creates Journalism Category.
Let the games begin!!

Tell your tales.

If you haven’t watched this video, please do. Chimamanda inspires me. She and I are around the same age. More importably, she’s had the courage to tell her stories, while I have not. Over the time I’ve had this blog, I’ve wrestled with the idea of telling every random story that’s on my mind. Some of them seem like a departure from the pop culture/TV/spirituality...

You can run all you like.

You can hide all you want. Your dreams, left unaddressed, will haunt you until you face them. My advice? Tend to them. NOW. Do them justice. Recognize that their realization requires the very work that you have been avoiding. Don’t be scared. Embrace the toil. They say that nothing worth having comes easily, and it’s true. Your dreamwork–whether you use teamwork, or go it...

So long, #TVschool!

You were good to me. Sort of. What have I learned? What can I share? I drafted this post last night, and my sense of pride has overtaken any fears I may have had about posting it. I’m a total n00b, but I know what I’m made of. Ultimately, success in television writing, as with any field, is up to you. You get what you give. And if I want to have the career I dream of, it’s...

It’s OVER!!!

And I’ve got the selfie to prove it. Shout-out to one (or more?) of my classmates for coming up with these shirts. “Zeitgeist” is one of our instructor’s favourite words. I’ve heard it more over the past eight months than I have over my whole life. Earlier this morning, one of my fellow students asked what I thought during our first day of school. Back then, I was...

Mistakes make magic.

Over time in this life I have stopped and started. I have struggled with the desire to show myself, versus hiding until conditions are perfect for the wonder that is me* to be revealed. However, even as those words flow from my brain through my fingers, I know that they are flawed. For, as shy as I may be…As fearful as I’ve been, I know that I must persist. If nothing else, I know...

Black comedy.

Recently one of my fellow students shared a great article with my classmates. It featured two talented actresses: Black female comedians exist. They simply need to be appreciated. More than that—they need to be acknowledged by key players in the entertainment industry. When will folks’ ideas about what black people women can do change? This current controversy has affirmed something...

Claire

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My name really is Claire. I’m a Canadian of Caribbean descent.

I enjoy writing and thinking about theology, culture, health, beauty, and books.

My site's cover photo is from CreateHER Stock stock photos.