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Canada Post – Black History Month: No. 2 Construction Battalion – Permanent™ Domestic Stamps – Booklet of 10 – Stamps

In Stories on January 27, 2016 by sioso

Source: Canada Post – Black History Month: No. 2 Construction Battalion – Permanent™ Domestic Stamps – Booklet of 10 – Stamps



Arts That Uplift; celebrate self: celebrate community

In Adinkra,Black History Month,community,cultural event,Holidays,Lunar New Year,Mandela,PERFORMANCE,soap making,Stories on January 24, 2016 by sioso

We are looking for permanent residents, newcomers and other Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) eligible clients interested in an amazing Community Arts program coming up Feb 10-March 16 at Kiwassa.
The program is not exclusive to these clients but they have priority. Participants must pre-register and receive confirmation of enrollment12493812_10153149706572030_926304558273577636_o.

Please help to share this information. Thanks


A night of revelry and fundraising merriment for Britannia Garden/Tanzania Girls School

In Stories on May 21, 2015 by sioso

GWFC leads efforts all year long in the Grandview Woodland area to increase student awareness and interest in gardening and food growing. Please join us at our annual fundraiser to support this effort!

The fundraiser will feature some very special food storytellers (w/ “Mama Says”- Siobhan B.), a full dinner, an open bar and a fantastic silent auction.

100% of the funds raised will go toward paying for gardening materials and tools, seeds, plants, as well as teaching programs that support youth and children learning of food growing and healthy eating issues. Proceeds will also go to support the Eastside Family Center Little Sprouts garden program, and the Sega Girls School in Tanzania!
tickets $25 (include dinner), available at the door, through or by calling to purchase 604-718-5895


Another Round of SWAPORAMA at Hastings Farmer Market

In Stories on April 16, 2015 by sioso

Mama says Put a Hat On will be at this Sunday’s, April 19th, food swap at Hastings Park Farmers Market at the PNE (2901 E Hastings St Vancouver, BC V5K Canada) with new Put a Hat On collection additions of ‘Food/& Non-food’ homemade items. Softy Sugar Scrub, Aromatherapy oils: Minty ‘Headache Helper’ and Citrusy ‘Energy Lift’ (retail $10ea) and INTRODUCING Caribbean Sorrel; Vita-Drink (retail $5ea).  Adinkra bookmarks & Mandala Wishmark message cards available. Contact me for pre-orders.

Paypal and E-transfer payments available.

What’s a food swap??? –


Tis the season for holiday SWAPORAMAS

In Stories on December 1, 2014 by sioso

Mama says was at the recent food swap with new collection additions ‘non-food’ homemade items. Eat U Up- sugar scrub, Wisdom Knot bracelets, Aromatherapy oils: Minty ‘Headache Helper’ and Citrusy ‘Energy Lift’ (available for each $10). each giftable items comes with a customised Adinkra message card. contact me for orders. Paypal available and E-transfer invoicing available.

What’s a food swap??? –

food swap

food swap network

tis the season of many office and family SWAPORAMAS Here is a fun way to branch out to more than that first circle. Check it out- and start swapping.


A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES- 20th Vancouver International Storytelling Festival

In Stories on June 12, 2014 by sioso

I’m performing at the OPENING on Friday June 13th, 8pm — oooh Friadaay the 13th…

definitely be afraid, Afraid to miss it!!

Storytelling festival line-up



Happy International Women’s Day

In Stories on March 8, 2014 by sioso Tagged: , , , ,


Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8.

Women Tree

Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed.

We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change.

There is global momentum for championing women’s equality.
Give a woman a hug today. Celebrate their achievements specially on this Day.

Reach out to someone that has inspired you, and also be an inspiration to someone.


International Women’s Day


Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’ to you


Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.


I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.


Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.


Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.




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