Introducing … Ahimsa’s New Summer Interns!

This is my very first sentence on Emme’s website since last summer. It feels kind of inaugural. I’m vain enough to consider a ribbon-cutting, or maybe a baptismal sprinkle. However, my vanity will have to wait, because more exciting is that Ahimsa has two new interns that will be sharing their talents with us this summer! Thank goodness they are willing, because both Emme and I were cooking up plans to lure them to us, and I don’t think leaving a trail of marshmallows leading up to her front door would have worked (no Emme, not even if you made them yourself…)

Without further delay, meet the two creatives that will be joining us!

Kelly Lui is an English Literature major considering a minor in Sociology or Creative Writing. She had her appetite for poetry whetted this year by Milton and Marvell. She loves getting into the psychology of fairy tale characters and superheroes, and re-telling the stories with a psychological twist. She is currently working on a story about superheroes, which she hopes to turn into a graphic novel with a friend. She is a big fan of the Canucks, and anything made with potatoes (thus the futile marshmallow trail). She lived in Hong Kong till she was fifteen, has been living in Vancouver since grade 10, and is very well-traveled.

An inviting path worthy of wandering…or strewing with marshmallows – photo by Nilma Boston Rio

Summer is a philosophy student who tries – not very successfully, she says – to convince others how interesting and important philosophy really is. She’s lived in five cities in her life, starting in Beijing and now finds herself in Vancouver. Summer is a travel-holic, who is always on-the-go, restless for new experiences. When she arrives in a new city, she likes to hop on a bus and go where the wind blows her.  She’s recently acquired a car and calls her May, and loves to read most all books except for Sci-Fi ones.

I bet these two globe-trotters have lots of stories to share. I can’t wait to hear some of them. A warm welcome to two new voices on the site!


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