Health Stories

Introducing stories about health and healthcare, created inside and outside community digital storytelling workshops.

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soy chicken qingming

How Instagram and honouring ancestors through qingming come together over a plate of soy chicken in a cafe.

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The Bed

In 2015, my parents died and I inherited my great-great grandfather's mahogany four-poster bed. I began sleeping in it, dreaming...

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Bullying

Grace Chan shines a light on the situation of Asian seniors in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES). Her message is...

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Malpractice

An Indigenous healthcare worker in Vancouver encounters systemic racism firsthand and tells us about her experience in Malpractice.

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…one garden at a time

A special thanks to all of those who have walked the garden path with me. A grand nod to all...

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Solitary Dining

Creative photographer Cherry Archer documented her meals during 2020, enjoying solitary dining at its finest!

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Mother Daughter Bake-Off

Our episodic cooking show, Jill and Lorna’s Kitchen, travels to exotic Finn Slough (outside Vancouver BC), home of Lady Justice...

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Self-isolation Blancmange

What happens when your power goes out in a windstorm? You’re running out of ingredients, the pandemic strikes, yet you...

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Labyrinths

Homage to 13 local Labyrinths. Imagine the Labyrinths are portals to one another, making travel from one Vancouver neighbourhood to...

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Erosion

Visceral visual meditation and reflection on how we perceive change over time.

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Verena Stefan’s just being

All night, Antouka had been thinking about death and dying. Fourteen years into cancer and some years into writing about...

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The People’s Garden Project

Noel at the Farm, watercolour by Angela Walcott Toronto artist Angela Walcott presents her second geolocation project with Digital Stories...

Til the Fat Lady Dances

This evocative dance was choreographed and performed by barbara findlay for All Bodies Dance during their HomeBodies covid series in...

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Bonnie Says

Jackie Dives’ brilliant homage to living under the initial pandemic lock-down. In April 2020, many of us looked forward to...

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Dr. Water

My great-grandfather, Dr. Charles Sheard, fought water-borne illness and smallpox in early Toronto.

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