hello from mouseinsneakers, also known as
I’m a queer linguist, writer/editor, web designer and — most importantly — dork extraordinaire. I write & tweet about language, arts and culture. I post pictures of travel, family and life.
I’m a mid-20s queer dork, who was born on traditional Métis, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) territory, also known as Winnipeg, Manitoba.
From ages four to fourteen I moved around a lot, to places including:
→ Kiikaapoi & Wichita territory, also known as Dallas, Texas
→ Wassenaar, The Netherlands
→ Warsaw, Poland
→ Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ & Syilx tmixʷ territory, also known as Kelowna, British Columbia
Now, I’ve found myself living on the traditional, unceded territories of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ & Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w & xʷməθkʷəy̓əm peoples in what is also known as Vancouver, British Columbia. I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Linguistics, a minor in Creative Writing, and an M.M. in Business Management.
Primarily, I like making things. I’m a writer at the core and an avid creator and consumer of both fiction and non-fiction. Sending me things to read is the most direct way to my heart. I spend a lot of time thinking about how language and technology can combine to make the world a better place — especially for marginalized groups of people. If you want to talk work, go check out my work portfolio at madebybridget.
Why mouseinsneakers? I get that a lot. My childhood nickname was mouse — I guess I was kind of scrawny. From senior year of high-school to the final year of my Master’s degree, I had a uniquely bizarre tradition of only owning and wearing one pair of sneakers per year. Why? Great question. But I committed to the idea and I was visually branded as only ever wearing Converse for 7 years. Behold, my janky shoe collection: