I am a woman of faith. I am a writer and Christian educator living in Metro Vancouver.
In June 2017, I earned a Higher Doctorate in Written Communication forThe Ecumenical Affair, from the Intercontinental Open University http://www.iou.edu.gr/.
In December 2011, I completed my Master of Arts Degree at Simon Fraser University in defence of my thesis project, Mary Magdalene: Her image and relationship to Jesus.
Toward the end of my undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU), I enrolled in a feminist writing course. I mistakenly thought it was merely a course where I would read the work of feminist writers.
My Instructor, Ms. Betsy Warland asked. "How many of you are writers?" None of us wanted to admit we were writers. Ms. Warland quickly set us straight. She told us we had been writing papers for four years. Moreover, we were most likely feminists because we had enrolled in her class. She then asked us. "Why do you write?"
Going home that night on the sky train, I thought about Ms. Warland’s question. "Why do you write?" I realized, I had been writing to ask the most important question of all. The one that Robert Fulghum had asked the Greek in It Was On Fire When I Lay Down on it. "What is the Meaning of Life?"
The Ecumenical Affair is a true story. It's a memoir written in the style of Marguerite Duras who wrote the North China Lover. My story, like her story and perhaps yours, dares to break the silence of an affair that was formative to my life and my faith journey.
Come journey with me as I discover more about women's and black rights along with ecological justice through my blogs and papers by illuminating and reflecting upon the controversial story of Mary Magdalene.
I love sharing my true story and retelling it as the story and faith of Mary Magdalene. I'd love to speak with you and others at your book club or church. So please drop me a line or call me and invite me. Perhaps you are curious about what became of Mary Magdalene after she spoke with the Teacher in the Garden of the Tombs. There are many theories. My Master's Thesis, my book and papers speak to them and lift up how Mary's affair with Jesus the Teacher brings Simon and the Cross into focus.