I am a firm believer in the importance of multiculturalism. Growing up as a Third Culture Kid, I believe it is in the best interest of our children to grow and learn in an environment where all cultures are celebrated. It helps them with acceptance but also with their learning and experience. In all projects and events that I take part in, I weave multiculturalism into my creative process.
Soon in print:
Trading Pizza for Ramen: A middle-grade novel about a family’s relocation to Japan, as told by Jacob, a witty, snarky, thirteen-year-old struggling with this significant change in his life.
Chapters of the World: A online and in-print guide with actionable items to teach your children about the world through country-specific theme nights.
Current projects for my local public school:
Multicultural Day and Food Festival (2020/21)
“I’ve volunteered with Brenda on many things at our kid’s school. One of her favourite and most passionate endeavours is always our Multicultural Night. She takes on this special night with the zest of someone who is in love with all cultures and has a way of making everyone else share in her passion. Brenda took on everything from the planning stage to take down. Her passion for different cultures is contagious and her love and compassion for people endears her to adults and especially the kids; they adore her and love to learn new and exciting knowledge of Multiculturalism that she so willingly shares.” – Debbie Bannister