My name is Paris
I’m a writer, socialist, and traveller. The goal of my creative pursuits is to highlight the growing divide within the capitalist system, the movements for alternative forms of economic organization, and ways of living that challenge traditional narratives.
My writing has been featured on The Bold Italic, Recode, Matador Network, and several other publications. I’ve also had several pieces chosen as Editors’ Picks on Medium. I was interviewed about the gig economy on RT’s Boom Bust, and about streaming music services on WNPR’s The Colin McEnroe Show.
In the quest to further expand my knowledge, I returned to university in September 2016 to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While inequality, basic income, housing, and the gig economy are the topics I’ve written about most often, I’ve also done considerable research on urbanism and climate change.
In leading my life, I’ve embraced a minimalist philosophy that allows me to travel for long periods of time with little more than a carry-on bag. I feel at home in the cities of the world, setting down roots for short periods to engage in a diverse range of communities before moving on to new experiences. As of 2017, I’ve visited 37 countries on every continent except Antarctica. I’ve lived most of my life in Canada, but I also spent six months in Australia in 2015, and a couple of months in Egypt in 2013/2014. Throughout my travels I’ve fallen in love with many places, but the Nordic countries hold a special place in heart.
A better world is possible, but only if we can overcome the divisions the wealthy elite try to force on us, and create a programme that can convince the masses of the need for change. I try to promote this shift, and I hope you’ll join me in expanding the conversation and educating our fellow travellers.