Hi! I am Kali. (No, seriously – I said “Kay-Lee”. No, not Callie. Kaylee. I promise.) it’s nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by! I love the share things that make me smile or make me mad or that I care about or that I think others should care about. I am a hot mess more than half of the time, but I am also doing my best at least as often. I love to write and read. I am a mama and a wife and a fur mama and a friend and a sister and a daughter. I have bipolar disorder 2, so I speak a lot about mental health and advocate for mental health awareness. I am a feminist and strive to be an ally but know that I have more to learn than I will ever know. I am Canadian and care about politics, social Justice and civil rights. I work in non-profit and love my job more than I can express. I want to do better for our planet. I want to do better for my kids and their kids. I am overly-sensitive and am quick to cry but also quick to laugh. I try to be a good listener and I love an awful lot.
And I think that’s enough about me. What about you? Who are you and what do you love?
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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Hi Kali, have a great day 🙏 Faux