About mamaputu

Hah, this blog comes in the wake of me wanting to spend less time at the computer. Shows you how disciplined I am. Well, where I’m lacking in discipline I have an abundance of, you guessed it, things to say. How do I choose what to tell you about myself? Just how honest should I be? Well, let’s just see where this goes:

1. I live in Saanichton, BC, Canada. I was born and raised here, and would love to stay if there were any hope in hive of buying a home without going into debt up to my dreadlocks. And I don’t want any condo or townhouse either (though I thank the stars for all those great folks who are willing to live in high density urban housing). I want a home on some land where I can plant fruit trees and build a root cellar for all the yummy food I’ll grow and have a grey water system (it always amazes me that we filter our toilet water to the same standard as our kitchen tap water, oh what a privileged world I live in), and some ducks or other creatures of the winged persuasion, and maybe even a mama cow or two.

2. I’m married to a Saskatchewan born and raised, reggae loving, hemp farming (real hemp, the kind you turn into hemp hearts and hemp oil, check out our little company www.goodseedhemp.com), sexy permaculturalist. I ran away to his farm a week after meeting him, much to my mother’s chagrin, and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. For the purposes of this blog, his name will be Mr. Hempleseed.

3. I am a mama to two boys, one born in October 2012, and one born in April 2015. Big brother is Metis and is named after a humble wizard, a tree, and a Metis revolutionary  for the purposes of this blog, we’ll call him Sir Riel. Little brother is Coast Salish and named after a musician, a bear, and three different family members. We’ll call him Little Bear. I’m not that crafty, but I consider raising Sir Riel and Little Bear a creative endeavor. I love being mom. It’s also the hardest f$!king thing I’ve ever done in my life.

4. Professionally speaking, I’ve spent the bulk of my post B.A. (Bachelor in Ambiguity) days working on human trafficking and sexual exploitation issues for non-profits and the BC government. This is a big subject, so for now I’ll just say that I’m a pretty big fan of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and not such a big fan of how many people don’t enjoy these rights the way they should. Lately, I’ve switched fields and been working on the implementation of First Nations treaties in British Columbia. Also a huge topic, but let’s just say that I’m not a fan of Canada’s colonial history, and I believe in Aboriginal Rights.

5. I’m all over the place. I love pretty much everything. I’m as extroverted as it gets and I can get excited about the littlest things. I’m regularly accused of being bubbly. I love bubbles. And dancing. And food, real food. And hummingbirds. And Lost Girl (even though I know that T.V. is an ‘anti-experience’ and an ‘anti-knowledge machine’). And pretty rocks. And cooking without a recipe. And dinner parties. And organizing. And swimming. And fabric (even though I have absolutely no idea how to sew). And earrings – I’m kind of obsessed about eatrrings. And traveling (twenty nine countries, but who’s counting?). And camping. And whales. And vitamins and homeopaths. And babies. And coincidences, I especially love coincidences. And you, if you are reading this, I probably love you too.


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