On the path to reconciliation

Sandra Hayes-Gardiner’s (l.) memoir recounts her upbringing in a racially divided town in Manitoba and her journey from ignorance to understanding the impact of systemic racism.” FULL STORY

Keiko Honda

January 09th, 2024

Keiko Honda is a successful cancer epidemiologist whose life turned upside down when she contracted a rare autoimmune disease with a frequency of one case per million per year. Permanently paralyzed from the chest down, Honda moved to Vancouver, seeking a wheelchair-accessible home. She embraced art, forming a supportive artist’s community, which redirected her life to friendship, community and art. Her memoir, Accidental Blooms (Caitlin Press $26.00) draws parallels between Honda’s life and her watercolor art, illustrating profound transformation and the beauty found amidst adversity. 9781773861210

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