Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Overcast

St. John's has a new art-focused monthly newspaper called The Overcast.
"Every capital city in Canada has an alternative paper that covers the culture of its province, but few provinces have the thriving arts scene, vibrant people, and paper-worthy stories that our province has to offer. Newfoundland’s culture needs a voice, and The Overcast aims to be this voice, from coverage on local artists and entrepreneurs, to our growing food, retail, and academic culture. In addition to the ten sections of the monthly paper, posts fresh and exclusive content on weekdays."

I met up with journalist Seamus Heffernan recently at a local coffee shop, and we had a discussion about my blog and talked a lot about my 'Tulip Tales' series. We sat too close to the blenders, so we could barely hear each other.. but other than that, the interview went great!

This month, my blog is featured in their "People" section (page 30)!

'Tulip Tales' is my baby, and it has taken on a life of it's own!  (I guess that's what babies do, I just wasn't expecting it to happen so quickly!)
I am thrilled that it has gathered so much recognition, but I am even more thrilled to be able to share the stories of such amazing children and families. Each story is inspiring. Each child is remarkable. These families all have one thing in common - the situations, conditions, illnesses may be different, but the love is the same and it is always there.

"Being the parent of a special needs child changes your life profoundly and immediately, and knowing you're not alone in the experience is a very real comfort."

I am happy to be able to provide parents with a place to know that they are not alone. In a world where we can often feel isolated, here, parents of children with special needs can come together and share their commonalities, while at the same time, we are awakening others to new and different ways of thinking about things.

Thank you again for reading, for supporting, and for sharing your stories. I admire all of you and I am so happy we are in this together.

Next time you are out and about, pick up a copy of The Overcast at any of THESE locations!

To view an electronic version of the April 2014 issue, click the link below:

-Julie xo

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