SKATER GIRL: An Archaeology of the Self

 

To be Published by Guernica Editions, 2024

Episodic and non-chronological, experimental and intensely personal, these essays mirror the haphazard, gap-filled nature of reality.

 

Stories of childhood, of coming of age as a girl in the 1950s, of so-called mental illness; reflections on art, spirituality, social justice. A rich compendium of a life deeply lived; pain and loss and humour admixed.

"My essays are an archeology of the self, sifting through the midden of consciousness to find shells, potsherds, a broken piece of mirror."

 

 

Some of the SKATER GIRL essays:
 

  • Running an extortion racket at eight at the Kerrisdale Arena

  • My mother’s near fatal stroke; my near fatal car accident.

  • Being a Marxist feminist with a capitalist father who routinely sexually harassed his female employees

  • Why Mark Rothko’s paintings make me cry.

  • How I didn’t become a Maoist.

  • When words transformed into 3D objects, launching my artistic career.