Interviews
Interviews | Pro-Life Activist Stephanie Gray
Sometimes it’s possible to whip off a story or interview without much reflection. Other times we have to pause, determine what our personal beliefs are or reframe them. January was the month of the Women’s March and the turnout and volume, quantitative and audible, was impossible to ignore. Social Media was swept up in goodwill for womankind and all mankind in general. While not every woman could communicate the causes they marched for, many stated they felt a beautiful sense of community and empowerment. If you visit the official <a [...]
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P.E | The One Year Wellness Journal
Two months ago Michelle decided to embark on a revolutionary wellness journey to change the course of her life; or at least the course of her sag. After years of perusing fitness methods, trying out various exercise regimes and more or less falling off the bandwagon each time, Michelle decided to take all the health information at her disposal and get fit. For real. It started at the end of November 2016, after a particularly rough flu season with the family which led to extreme exhaustion, cabin fever, and carbs. The [...]
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Interviews | Julia Turshen of Small Victories Cookbook (Recipes Included!)
While we were in New York over New Year’s we had the chance to do an interview with Julia Turshen of Small Victories Cookbook and pry deeper into her cooking process as well as ask our own kitchen-related questions. Small Victories (released in Fall 2016) is a culmination of years of experience in the kitchen that began when Julia was a child. Julia is also well known as the co-author of Gwenyth Paltrow’s popular cookbook, It’s All Good, and for writing hundreds of recipes for other award winning cookbooks. It was [...]
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Language Arts | An Essay on NYC by Michelle
“On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy….The capacity to make such dubious gifts is a mysterious quality of New York. It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfil him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.”-E.B. White New York City is movement and light, the ride from JFK into the city a quick-paced journey by cab, a mirror of the [...]
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Interviews | The Fentanyl Crisis
The fentanyl crisis in Vancouver is splashed over the media every few days and news articles are popping up with alarming regularity, reporting the increasing rate of overdose deaths. At Her Vancouver we believe that if something is labeled a crisis it should not only spark our curiosity and voyeurism on the subject but also a desire to learn about and encourage solutions. We quickly found ourselves buried deep in information on a difficult, multifaceted problem. Vancouver is a complex city where having a neighbourhood like the Downtown Eastside can cause us [...]
Music Class
Music Class | Maggie Rogers
There are times we’re certain we live under a rock like when Her Vancouver’s music contributor, Della, introduced us to singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers and we were like, “Who?” Della showed us Maggie’s music video to her song Alaska and we fell in love with this girl’s folksy, electric pop vibe. Of course we’re not the only ones who know a good thing when we see it. Maggie Rogers shot to fame through a viral video of her sit-down critique with Pharrell William’s Masterclass at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute. The only [...]
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Layering Weather | Stay Gold, Not Cold
Ecco Shoes are known for their comfortable fit and popularity among the functional shoe crowd but in the last few years Ecco has been upping their shoe game and creating modern styles that still have the happiness of your feet in focus. The SHAPE 35 boots I’m wearing here are no longer available but the snakeskin version are currently on sale! A good boot isn’t a bad investment because if it’s made well, it can be continuously resoled and loved-on with a little leather care. At Her Vancouver we appreciate that Ecco has their own [...]