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A girl once told me I talk too much. Well, she told some other people without realizing I was there. She requested I not be asked to speak because my speaking took up too much space. It was the first time I thought of myself in this expansive way.
“It’s an opportunity to remind ourselves that storytelling belongs to all of us, is for all of us, and we can do with it whatever we want when we gather in an equal space to talk through issues together.”
“Woman World started on Instagram as a biweekly comic for my close friends. I posted the first comic on International Woman’s Day in 2017, and used the hashtag to add to its discovery to a larger audience. As I kept updating biweekly, more and more friends would tag other friends and I had a slow and steady audience growth resulting eventually in what it is now—a printed book!”
This year has been an intense ride of retrogrades and heavy planets moving through big energy. The sky is pretty dark these days, and this New Moon in Sagittarius cast a bit of a shadow on the big energy of both the Sun and Jupiter (planet of expansion, excess, and hope, also Sag’s ruler). The New Moon is always a great time to begin new projects and look to the future and to set goals for the cycle. This particular transit reminded me of Disney’s Hercules, specifically the plot point that when all the planets line up, Hades will be able to unleash the Titans and get revenge on Zeus. Some challenging vibes were stacked up over the last few weeks, with Venus then Mercury retrograde hitting close to home for many. In the movie, though the power of the planets alignment causes chaos to ensue, their transit also enabled Hercules’ coming-of-age, the challenge that would ultimately transform him from mortal to God. The intensity of the moment, if embraced, can lead to transformation, new opportunities, and a better understanding of the self. If you opened one more door into your own mind this month, consider it victory.
The common thread for me with music/fashion/art is that I get pretty invested and curious about what’s being communicated through it, whether or not it resonates with me. I like knowing about the story and context of how something was created or how it came together, and I like learning about the relationship art has to the artist.
Whatever it is that feeds our true crime obsession, we can usually explore these sinister stories and the complex emotions they evoke from the distance and comfort of our living rooms. That is, until our city becomes the setting.
If you follow Carole Méthot on Instagram, have worked with her on set, or met her IRL, you probably recognize her unique and subversive style, which has gained her recognition in both Vancouver and Montreal.
“The next time someone shares something with you regarding whatever isbeyond us, think on it, be aware of it, and when a feeling hits you in response to it, ask yourself what it is. Be present with it.”
“There is something moody about Blue Fog Whistle, but still in good humour. You could consider blue to be the colour of melancholy, loneliness, or cold feeling; you could also consider it to be the colour of quietude, calm, and emotional depth. Whichever mood strikes you, I suppose!”