Hello and welcome!
My name is Kelly Dycavinu. Currently forty, I feel twenty and wish that I was fourteen. Well, that’s mostly true. Except that I wouldn’t trade life with my husband and two children for anything. So I guess the fourteen-thing doesn’t cut it after all.
I’m a writer and artist based in Vancouver, Canada. I write primarily for children and young adults, however, my stage play, Red Wolf, brings the world of fairytales to an adult audience. I also write articles and personal essays that explore parenting, faith and social justice and I write academically in the area of literature, with a particular focus on intertextuality (see here if you wonder what that means).
I’m especially interested in classic literature, Greek mythology, folk and fairy tales, trickster narratives, biblical narratives and creation accounts. I believe that how we view ourselves and others around us is largely impacted by the stories we hear/see and the stories we tell. This link between story and identity fascinates me. If I had a thousand brains, I’d pursue a thousand PhD’s. But at some point after completing my Master’s Programs I’ll have to choose just one—or two (I think one of the reasons I feel so young is that I realize there’s a whole lot of life yet to be lived after sixty).
I invite you to take a look around. More in-depth detail about this site’s content can be found under the specific pages (Immortal Mother, Word Weaver, Co-Creator and Image Bearer). Each of my posts will fit into one of these page categories. I also invite you to share your thoughts and comments. I always like learning from others.
Oh, and if you haven’t guessed, I like to eat my popcorn with a spoon.
Thanks again for stopping by!
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