By Blanca Moreno Lady Vanessa Cardona is a spoken word poet, theatre professional, and activist whose work is empowered largely through marginalized voices. Her story and journey can be compared to a quote by the late Tupac “a rose that grew from concrete.” A story that is similar to the phoenix who rose from the … Continue reading Poetry to heal the soul
By Blanca Moreno When it comes to the saying "seeing is believing," people often take this too literally these days. Since the beginning of the 20th-century, people have begun rejecting the idea that there is a God that started everything we know. Flash forward to 2019, and we have too many different theories to choose … Continue reading The truth behind crystals
By Blanca Moreno No matter how hard we try to deny it, people who get hurt somewhere deep inside still believe that true love does exist. Most of us have experienced heartbreak (some more than once). When we experience something that traumatic, it can completely shatter our entire belief system. How many of us have … Continue reading False expectations
By Blanca Moreno The Nook Cafe is a small, cozy, newly renovated space in downtown Edmonton where folks can come and enjoy a delicious lavender latte, or for those old enough, a delicious elderberry gin & tonic. Last year on November 7, the cafe hosted the Indie Slam Qualifier competition where qualifiers were competing for … Continue reading Edmontons slam poets compete to qualify for nationals to be held in Vancouver
By Blanca Moreno Edmonton was once known as the city of champions, but there isn't anything victorious about wasted food. We are 86 days into 2019, and the need to save the planet has become more significant than ever before. In a report by Value Chain Management Internationalback in 2014, it was revealed that, in … Continue reading Is there a solution to Edmonton’s food waste?