Our IWS co-host and herHABITAT Collective member, Teagan Johnston is recording her sophomore Little Coyote album. We’re so excited to see what comes of this new project with producer Erin Tonkon! If you want to be involved in the project here is a link to how you can help, and if you want to stay […]Read more
Bellydancing For Self-Care /
Working with us to create safe spaces for exploration of movement and emotions in our community, this is one of our favourite ways to pair up these often opposing parts of the self. But the true craft of these workshops lays not in the specific pairings, but in that it shows you a unique way of pairing up passions. Of being able to encompass the entirety of yourself – or at least more than one aspect. It is about collaboration on a multitude of levels.
Find Your Inner Authority during a one-day women’s retreat in the woods, just outside of Toronto!
This inclusive, experiential retreat is designed with healing and growth in mind – YOU have all of the inner authority and power that you need, and you also hold the key to unlocking it. It’s time to become who you have been dreaming of: a person who is living their life on purpose, on their own terms. Make magical summer memories and be home before dark!Read more
A funny yet important episode – tune in to hear about healthy periods, our stories and experiences, and facts from Dr. Jennah Miller who answers all of our questions!
“You see these clots and it looks like a vagina booger” – Forest
“Thats the point of destigmatizing these things. You have a right to explore your body and not fucking feel weird about it.” – TeaganRead more
“its really hard to be the one to leave because you’re holding onto the love you thought you had and the dedication.. but if what you promised yourself to was there still, you wouldn’t be leaving” – some dude Teagan got furniture and life advice fromRead more
Our muscles do this crazy thing, where if they feel safe they relax. They can ease deeper into poses and we can gain more flexibility. Just with our minds. Our brain is a muscle – the same concept applies. We need spaces to feel safe being creative collaboratively without scrutiny and without structure. We need this to make better art, deeper connections, and stronger communities.Read more
What, for you, is the significance of creating?
The superpower of time control. In reality, we have no control of time. It is linear, and cannot be stopped or stretched. Every single living creature shares the same sense of time. My 5 seconds is equal to your 5 seconds. This is reality. But in creative art forms, we are able to control it. For example, still photographers can stop time at one moment. Filmmakers can shrink 3 days into 1 and half hours. Musicians can divide time and transform it into a universal language. It is amazing power we own when we createRead more
What are some “taboos” you face in the art community?
Especially with the territory of spoken word: only speaking the truth everyone is comfortable hearing, which is quite suffocating to be honest. Some of my work will never be shared because it need not be understood or liked.
What is the hardest emotion for you? Why?
Anger is the hardest emotion. I have been raised to believe that it’s wrong to lose my temper and that I should suppress anger. Happiness and sadness are easy for me to express and experience. However, anger is something that is somewhat more difficult to grasp and deal with.
What is the most challenging part about creating for you?
Creating on a schedule because art for me is emotionally charged and time is not.Read more