This is my brother, Ty. He is the COO of @maketafi and @insta_daz3d, and tonight he was a featured on presenter at the @ethos.lab, helping to bring to his knowledge of avatars, video gaming, and entertainment to BIPOC kids and families in Vancouver, Canada.
As you might imagine from his appearance, he is quite knowledgeable about avatars. While this is a portrait of my brother, if you saw his avatar, it’s nearly identical. 😉
It was so incredible to get to watch my brother share with a new generation of kids the joy he found in digital art and video games. I am so grateful for this opportunity to watch him and his panel interact and share their knowledge and insights with kids, including the well-spoken young lady who served as Youth Host.
I am so proud of him, and his work to bring inclusion to the digital realm. I was honoured to watch him and his co-presenters, Adam Rudder, and Realije in an accessible space for young people (and their parents, like me…)
Proud big sister over here. Lucky to have such an impressive brother who works hard to use his privilege and platform to bring exclusivity to the online world.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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