I always find this a loaded question. I am still trying to figure myself out just like the rest of you but... I will try my best to give you a snapshot of who I am!
My loves are my family, feminism, hockey, Canada’s North and books.
My family is my world. They simultaneously exhaust and, more importantly, energize me! I am lucky to be a mom to three humans - Coulter, Lydia and Holden. I am also lucky to have Ava call me step mom. These four keep our household hopping. My husband and I work hard to keep up!
I am a proud feminist. I believe in equality, equity and fair treatment of all. I am passionate about using my voice, and my blogging platform to tackle many important issues women face. Recently, I have become more vocal about the challenges women face in sports. I am committed to raising awareness around the important role women play in sport. We need more women in leadership roles!
Hockey is my long-time love. As a player, coach and administrator, I love the game and what it has taught me. Skating makes me feel like I am flying. I have been coaching off and on for over 20 years. This year marks my fourth season coaching my kids and this makes my heart smile. Sharing the game with those I love is the best!
Canada’s North was my home for over four years and I am forever changed because of it. The North is remarkable and full of beautiful people. If you haven't yet done so, GO NORTH! You won't regret seeing this part of Canada.
And books are an addiction! I love the way they feel, look, smell and read. Each and every one is beautiful inside and out! I have had the pleasure of creating three successful book clubs! And while I stick pretty close to Canadian literature, these groups force me to expand my reading horizons and I am often pleasantly surprised by what I like!
Writing, illustrating and publishing a children's book was a lifelong dream of mine. Seeing The Rubber Boot Thief come to life was amazing. My blogs give me an amazing creative outlet and provide me with an opportunity to share another female narrative for others to enjoy.
I am so excited to share my stories with you and your family.
Amy Doerksen holds a graduate degree from McMaster University,
and two undergrad degrees from Toronto Metropolitan University
and the University of Manitoba.
Amy is Director of Integrated Planning at
Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, MB.