Hi! I’m Kali (pronounced Kaylee), welcome to my blog! If you are new here, something you can expect are: •posts about my kids and cat •posts about social justice (just a heads up – I am an unapologetic leftist, liberal snowflake) •posts about feminism •posts about antiracism •posts about reading •posts about writing •posts about marriage •posts about mental health •posts about chronic and invisible illness •posts about the outdoors •posts about and dedicated to my favourite humans •reposts and the amplification of BIPOC and WOC voices •posts about politics •lots and lots of posts about coffee and coffee mugs
Basically, posts about my life and the inside of my brain. For the past 4 years, KaliDesautelsSpeaks evolved from KaliDesautelsReads, as I find my own voice, as opposed to simply reviewing the voices of other writers. There are still lots of books and book reviews, but that’s not all there is anymore (scroll alllllllll the way back to see what the first posts looked like and all the changes that have occurred over the past 4 years).
I talk about my first book – How Not To Blog – which was released last May; and my contributing authorship in Jason Eaglespeakers anthology Indigenous Peoples for BlackLivesMatter. I was also honoured to be chosen as one of @vancouver_mom’s Top 30 Bloggers in 2020
Welcome! I hope you find something that interests you! 🙂
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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