I don’t really know how to write a journal. It seems strange to me that one would write down their thoughts like Papa writes down the numbers of furs he sells. I think it’s much easier to just tell them, like Nikâwiy* tells me stories. My favorite story is the tale of Ayas, a great hero who defeats many monsters and can change his form. I think this Ayas is.. Read More

Where are all the Women?

It’s a question I asked while searching through the colonial Canada resources the talons classes have recently compiled. Among the numerous accounts of the War of 1812 I was disappointed to find only one article centered around women, specifically of a certain women associated with that war. It’d be nice to hear about her rather than the brand of chocolate more often. Laura Secord. If you’ve never heard of her before you can check out this link kindly.. Read More

A Time Travel Tangent

Where have we been? In front of my laptop for an hour and a bit trying to answer this question. Where are we going? To conclusion of this blog post hopefully…   Frustrations aside, the answer to these questions really depends on the “we”.  “We” could mean the human race, it could mean Canada, it could mean the afternoon Talons class of 2015, and that is a whole lot of.. Read More

In-Depth 4- Wigs and Patterns

The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy, but I still managed to work on my costume. I went to my mentors place last week to cut out the patterns, and Lauren actually has a studio where she works on her costumes in her basement- it’s kind of amazing. She also gave me some notions and a jar of Gesso, which is a product used for prepping canvas for.. Read More

In-Depth 3- Fabric!

Big news of the day, I’ve finally bought (most of) my materials for the Loki costume! I was super nervous about how much it was going to cost (specifically the pleather and stretch material), but somehow I managed to keep it at sixty dollars. Thank you Fabricana for your student-friendly prices. Also, thank you to my mentor Lauren- The stores pretty big and it would have probably taken me ages.. Read More

In-Depth week 2- More mentors!

  So I didn’t mention this in my previous post, since I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out, but I’ve actually been looking into another mentor- James’ sister Lauren. She’s been sewing for about half her life, but it was three years ago that she started regularly making cosplays for herself and others. You can check out some of her creations/designs here! She confirmed that she was.. Read More

Leadership Challenges Questions

1. The way I best deal with tension in a stressful situation is by making sure I understand the reason for the tension. If I can understand the cause of the tension it makes it easier to solve the situation, and also gives me insight on what not to do so I can prevent the tension in the future. 2. If you find yourself following an ineffective leader, you should.. Read More

Leadership Myths Questions

1. People do not need to possess the top title to achieve results and help others become productive because titles do not reflect traits or actions- you can still be productive and helpful to others without being the highest power. 2. Right now I am learning to lead by heading the advertising committee for my schools Me to We fundraiser (coffee house). An opportunity I will have to further develop.. Read More

In-Dept Post #1-COSPLAY

Winter break is over, school has started up again, and most importantly, In-depth has begun! Last year I tackled the idea of writing and drawing a manga (which is still going on!), but this year… *fireworks* COSPLAY *fireworks* Yeah I was kind of inspired by Jeanie and Devon last year. Fiona was also seemingly inspired, as she’s doing cosplay for her in-depth as well. Which has already resulted in some.. Read More


“Margaret Sanger.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Mar. 2014. Web. 7 Dec. 2014. Very useful, has a ton of info on it. Especially good for discovering books on my topic (through the bibliography at the bottom of the page) and other sources of information. Not good for a brief overview and is pretty dry. Really good if you’re looking for detail though.   “Margaret Sanger.” Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web… Read More