I am Zoe Todd. I am many things: a blue-eyed and red-haired Métis, a writer, an academic, a storyteller, an amateur songwriter, ardent pedestrian, train-lover, adequate bannock-baker, apprentice fisherwoman, reluctant flier and wannabe comedienne.
Initially, I started this blog to write about urban issues. I seek to challenge the way that people think about what cities are capable of doing, and I aim to re-assert a Métis discourse into contexts where colonial erasure of Indigenous presence(s) is the norm. Lately I have also been meditating on identity and Indigeneity, and trying to understand current narratives at play in Canada today.
I also write about academic issues that I encounter as I split my time between Scotland and Canada.
In the spirit of ethical sharing, if you are inspired by anything I have written or shared on this blog, and/or would like to re-post my work, I would appreciate that you give me credit and link back to this site. On that note, my thoughts about city planning, Indigenous identity, and space have been heavily shaped by Dr. Frank Tough, Dr. Dwayne Donald, Dr. Chris Andersen, Dr. Tim Ingold, Kamala Todd and Jane Jacobs. To them, I thank them for being fearless in writing provocatively and forcing us to think differently about history, geography, identity, creativity and space. Hiy hiy.
(All photos on this site are my own unless otherwise credited).
Urbane Adventurer by Zoe Todd is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.