Christabel Shaler

 

Christabel began writing for the Vancouver Observer after she took a writing workshop with Linda Solomon in February 2009. The @EthicalHustle is a series of stories about creative solutions to personal, social and economic struggle. For more information, please visit: www.christabelshaler.com

The truth about dying in Vancouver

When my dying mother was sent home from the hospital, I was enlisted as a nurse without training.

Local gifts create employment for Downtown Eastside women

Local Vancouver corporate gifts are creating employment for Women on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Palliative in BC: a daughter's view of the health care system

In November 2011, my mother was labelled palliative...

Conversations with @andreareimer and @MayorGregor

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor give a break down on how Vancouver is increasing democracy and inclusion through social media.

Engaging young Vancouver voters through comedy and new media

Local artists recently teamed up for a collaborative project to show their support for Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver with the launch of We Back the Juice Man. I...

Reel Youth Film Festival at VIFF: films that empower youth

Media can be medicinal or poisonous. The process of making media helps youth to understand the ingredients that go into what they are consuming. It equips them with the skills to analyze and discern...

Social media tool helps a mother fight cancer

When you are dealing with illness or disabilities, it can be difficult to ask for help. Perhaps, you do not know what you need...or maybe you do not want to impose. Fortunately, new media has...

Kenyan environmental activists and Vancouverites team up for clean-up effort

In Nathaniel Canuel's latest video, we meet Kaka (which is Swahili for brother). He is the leader of the Mathare Environmental Youth Group. Kaka was seventeen when he decided that the mountain of...

Caring for a mother through cancer

We grew up in a basement suite beneath beautiful houses and massive chestnut trees. Our clothes came from thrift stores and our car was a rusted Datsun. My mother worked long hours and saved up for...

New technology connects blind to colours

New technology can lead to clumsy pedestrians, distracted drivers and rude conversationalists who send text messages while they speak with you. It can also help blind people to check the ripeness of...