Sift. Shift. Lift.

Shelley Marie Motz
Digging up stories long buried, and bringing them into the light.
Created 05 Jan 2021
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  • Poet Chúc Mỹ Tuệ
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Hello friends, Welcome to this week’s edition of Sifting, shifting, and lifting . . . a weekly column in which I ask clever, curious, compassionate people my three favourite questions. Today, I am del...
  • The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
    01 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Hello Friends, Today, September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Communities throughout Canada gathered in ceremony to remember the children who were lost and those ...
  • Heathen Derr
    26 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 4 7
    Hello friends, Welcome to this week’s edition of Sifting, shifting, and lifting . . . a weekly column in which I ask clever, curious, compassionate people my three favourite questions. Today, I am del...
  • On decolonization
    24 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 4 2
    Hello friends, Thursday is the new Wednesday. From now on, I will be releasing The Weekly at 5pm PST on Thursdays (halfway through the week). Its purpose? To pause and take a close look at one of the ...
  • David Vest
    19 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 6 4
    Hello friends, Today, I am delighted to introduce you to musician David Vest, one of the finest boogie woogie piano players and blues shouters around. The son of an Alabama sharecropper who makes his ...
  • B.A. Lampman
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 6 0
    Hello friends, Today, I am delighted to introduce you to B.A. Lampman. I have had the great pleasure to get to know her, her work, and her process a little in recent months. (Thanks to the auspices of...
  • Face hunger
    09 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 2
    Hello friends, Every Wednesday, I put together The Weekly so we can take a closer look at one of the issues dominating the headlines. In true Sift. Shift. Lift. fashion, we turn to journalism or acade...
  • Courtney Blazon
    05 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 1
    Hello friends, I am delighted to introduce you—or, perhaps, re-introduce you—to artist Courtney Blazon today in Sifting, shifting, and lifting with . . . If you’ve read other issues, you’ll notice tha...
  • Grace and Ida
    01 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 5
    Hello friends, In last week’s issue of The Weekly we took a closer look at the wildfires raging throughout the world and how they are exacerbated by climate change. Today, as I look at pictures of the...
  • Scott Aasman
    29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Hello friends, I first came across Scott Aasman’s illustrations through the Makers and Mystics Collective. I was instantly drawn in by his intricate, richly detailed illustrations, which depict histor...
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