Hey! It’s been a minute since I introduced myself, so I thought I would do that today!
My name is Kali, pronounced like Kay-Lee, not like Kah-Lee.
I am a mom to a 13 year old human and an 11 year old human, a 17 year old cat, and a 1 year old puppy.
My husband and I have been married for 15 years, and together for 22 years. We met when he was in my brother’s kindergarten class. I am 18 months older than he is.
I am a writer by trade and a reader for fun. I work in non-profit for the biggest cancer charity in Canada.
Due to long-term health and mental health issues, this blog is a space for advocating and normalizing invisible illness and mental health.
I have written a book (link in my bio – it’s on 50% off for the holiday season!!), contributed to another (link in my bio… all proceeds go to @blmcanada and @blmlosangeles), have been a contributor to @themightysite on several occasions, write a blog (link in my bio), host a podcast (link in my bio) and review books to help you fill your TBR pile.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I can’t wait to get to know you better!!
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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