About a month ago, I participated in the Welfare Food Challenge. During that week, I shared my experiences of mood swings, fatigue and altered decision making pathways from being hungry with you on this platform. From that unforgettable experience, I had urged the continuation of story sharing in hopes of keeping the conversation of hunger and… Continue reading Banking some Food for Thought
Today, I had the privilege to be a part of the Town Hall meeting at Vancouver City Hall. We had a great turn out from the public, and an amazing panel of activists from the community and at the stakeholder level. Councillor Andrea Reimer, the President of the BC Federation of Labour Irene Lanzinger, and MLA… Continue reading Day 7: Tip of the Iceberg
In less than 24 hours, the challenge will be over for me. But for 185,000 British Columbians (over 35,000 being children), it will go on indefinitely. After last evening’s lack of physical and mental strength, I checked the inventory of what was left of my food and went on a bit of a splurge. Yesterday was… Continue reading Day 6: Food Cry-me
My day started off pretty good, sleep seems to be pretty good at curbing my hunger for most days. I had a bit of trouble falling asleep last night (my belly was growling at me for not feeding it). But when I woke up, it didn’t seem so bad anymore. Too tired last night to… Continue reading Day 5: Beyond the Hunger: Exhaustion.
What I love most about food is how it brings people together. Birthdays, graduations, weddings, high school reunions, retirements, and farewell send-offs: no matter the occasion, tears of joy or sorrow, food is there. It’s not exactly what is on the table that makes it so special (don’t get me wrong, I sure as hell… Continue reading Day 4: Forksclusion
7 am – I wake up feeling pretty good, it’s been a while since I’ve been back in acute care – mostly have been at the diabetes center the last month. Felt pretty excited to see the gang back at the hospital. Day 3, that’s nearly half way through the week! Tired and missing my… Continue reading Day 3: Intentions, Extensions and Repetitions
It’s dark and gloomy out. Waking up is hard, and even harder now that I don’t have my routine coffee or tea (usually may way of making sure I get at least 2 servings of dairy or alternatives in per day). My head feels just as heavy as the clouds in the sky today. Possibly… Continue reading Day 2: Crabby Patty