Kirsten Fogg is a Australian-Canadian writer, journalist and award-winning essayist passionate about immigration and migration, belonging, suicide prevention and mental health, and empowering women.
Colleen Brown’s first book If You Lay Down in a Field, She Will Find You There arrived in my letter box just after my own mother died. With my grieving so fresh, I wasn’t sure I could read the memoir about the author’s mother, who was murdered in 1974. However, the beautifully written vignettes and the focus on life, not death, lured me in.
On Saturday my husband and daughter went out to get some groceries in Toronto, Canada. After several hours they returned without hand sanitizer, rubbing...
The Brevity Magazine's Nonfiction Blog today published a piece I wrote about vicarious trauma and how it affects me and other writers. I believe it's...
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As an immigrant and an Australian I acknowledge my homeland Meanjin, also known as Brisbane, and pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the land, the Turrbal and Yuggera people, to their elders, past present and emerging. I also respectfully acknowledge the Mississaugas of the Anishinabeg, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat people, the traditional custodians of the land on which I currently live, write and walk, aslo called Toronto.