This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
To women, film, rites of passage, and new legacies
Maybe it’s October, maybe it’s the first quarter moon, but I feel like things are coming back to me but this time with more knowledge and awesomeness.
I celebrated with Women in Film & Television Vancouver at their annual VIFF season party, Moulin Madness (traditionally called Martini Madness with a Moulin Rouge themed-twist!). I saw old colleagues and friends and met new faces. When my voice creeped up and said “you don’t belong here… everyone is much older / more established than you are” there was someone I knew or met who made me feel welcome or said I looked great or had a great smile. No matter the intention, I remembered my divine connection not just to the great BC film community but to the amazing Women in Film organization that has celebrated 25 years. 25 years of celebrating women in the local film industry — that is no small feat and it is an honour to have celebrated with them.
I ended the night listening to Madeleine Shaw of Lunapads and G Day discuss G Day, rites of passages, and what’s to come for the world as a result with Caroline MacGillivray on her Sexy in Vancity Radio show on CiTR. It feels like long ago when I had blogged about my transition into adolescence which was not a particularly happy time in my life — but that was all overshadowed by my experience as an adult of the inaugural G Day in April.
The first Sexy in Vancity episode that talked about G Day was simply Caroline and then myself chiming in at the last quarter hour, so it felt full circle when the head honcho Madeleine fully engaged in the discussion, talking about both how her idea of G Day started and the big goal for this movement.
Tickets to G Day are available now. It’s going to be an amazing celebration of the girls’ transition, so if you are a guardian or family member of a 10-12 year old, please consider gifting them with this incredible experience. There’s a new portion of the event at the end where you can participate as well.
Sometimes I think about what an amazing time it is to be alive and to witness the new legacies being born. It is truly a gift!