>ABOUT The Hand Behind Yam Bird

For about 17 years, I’ve been a photojournalist and writer of feature, arts, business, travel stories and essays for magazines and newspapers and have written and produced a number of radio documentaries for CBC. You can also find me HERE doing these “bigger” things. 

For the last year or so, I’ve been experimenting with finding a route to a more sustainable income than freelancing is providing me these days. So far, I’ve discovered a number of names for things that weave together what I love the most… “Multimedia Reportage” like MediaStorm does it, “Participatory Photography” like PhotoVoice does it, and “Digital Storytelling” like the Center for Digital Storytelling does it…but the right business model for doing these things independently has so far eluded me. I’m looking for a job to do these things with a great organization or company and am exploring partnerships with educational, community and media organizations. I know the ground is fertile, but the seeds—though I scatter them widely—are slow to take root. I’m also looking for work in Media Relations and Communications.

Part of the reason for the existence of  Yam Bird, is to practice slowing down to take note of the small things that give me pleasure, comfort, a laugh and reason to be thankful. And doing something simple, with consistency and few expectations, is surprisingly freeing.

Thanks for coming to Yam Bird. My hope is that it inspires you to slow down a little too, to notice those “small things” in your life. Your comments are most welcome. To explore Yam Bird, begin at the BEGINNING.

~SUZANNE AHEARNE.

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