Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

The (Marginal) Joys of Marginalization

“At some point or another, everyone has felt unseen and unheard and marginalized.” Ayanna Pressley If you remember the comic strip Bloom County, you may recall Binkley and his dad having a discussion in which they realize that their status as white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant, men puts them in the minority. The irony of course is… Read more »

An Existential Crisis Called Unemployment

“I had never considered that you might miss a job like you missed a limb — a constant, reflexive thing. I hadn’t thought, as well as the obvious fears about money, and your future, losing your job would make you feel inadequate, and a bit useless. That it would be harder to get up in… Read more »

The Enduring Power of Random Acts of Kindness

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.  Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams I know I should be boycotting Facebook like my socially conscious cohorts, but it’s just such a handy way to stay connected with friends and family back home and to share a… Read more »

Five Fibs from the Book of Job

Let I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without     knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. ~Job 42:2-3, NIV The Book of Job is believed to be one… Read more »

Natural Flow and When to Move With It

Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.                ~Laozi In my early teens I became obsessed with macramé, knotting belts, bracelets, and purses like the future depended on it, relying on a library book to teach me.  When I got to the part about how to make those lovely spiraling rows of square… Read more »