I’m so excited to share that I’m a guest for Living Hyphen’s brand new podcast! Season 1, ‘Homestuck’, draws parallels between the pandemic and the grander experiences of Canada’s diverse communities. Like all things Living Hyphen, the podcast uncovers what it means to live in between cultures as hyphenated Canadians.
Catch me on Episode 7, Love From Afar! Support me and this community by listening now and subscribing at www.livinghyphen.com/podcast.
Podcast Synopsis (From Living Hyphen)
Living Hyphen uncovers what it means to live in between cultures as a hyphenated Canadian – that is, individuals who call Canada home but with roots elsewhere. From the Haitian-Quebecois commuting along the Montréal Métro to the South Asian trans man applying for permanent residency, from the young Filipino-Canadian woman texting her immigrant mother to the Plains Cree and Métis man meeting a traditional healer, we reveal the rich inner lives of Canada’s diverse communities.
Our stories are beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, contradictory, and constantly unfolding. Living Hyphen’s aim is to reshape the mainstream and to turn up the volume on voices that often go unheard.
Episode 7, Love From Afar
In this final episode of the Living Hyphen Podcast, we’re talking about all the ways we send love from afar, both tangible and intangible, through both space and time, in whatever form we have available to us.
“Balikbayan,” Sam Castaneda
“Objects of Affection,” Sonia Nicholson
“A Letter to An Ancestor Whose Existence I Cannot Confirm,” Vanessa Vigneswaramoorthy
“Love From Afar,” Anne Claire Baguio
Sonia Nicholson (nee Resendes) is a first-generation Canadian; her family has lived on the island of Santa Maria, Azores (Portugal) for hundreds of years. Born and raised in the small town of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Sonia went on to study French and Spanish at the University of Victoria. She remained in Victoria and lives there with her husband, two children, and two rescue dogs. When she’s not writing, she works as an executive assistant and archivist. Read more of her writing at https://sonianicholson.com or follow her on Twitter at @nicholsonsonia_ or on Facebook.
Living Hyphen is a community seeking to turn up the volume on the voices of hyphenated Canadians. You can purchase their magazine at www.livinghyphen.ca, support them on Patreon, or find them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Graphics and podcast information courtesy of Living Hyphen. I’m honoured to have been asked to participate. —SN