Landed Book Launch and Media Features

On Sep 17, 2022, our launch event hall was brimming with pride as 250 guests celebrated the success of our bestselling authors – (see the launch event video clip!) A huge thanks to all our readers, volunteers, and community partners who joined us in hosting the event:Catering by Center for Newcomers Drink from North Water Photography by Chelsea Smith-YangBalloon Decor by Maria Galura Sponsorship by Inclusive…

Artist of the Month: Writer Gayathri Shukla Helps Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories

Writer Gayathri Shukla Helps Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories Gayathri Shukla was featured in Calgary Arts Development’s Month of the Artist in article by Meghan Power. Landed: Transformative Stories of Canadian Immigrant Women, is a meaningful collection of stories and unique experiences of immigrant women, that illuminate their contributions and challenges of beginning new lives in…

Jyotsna Vaidee: Dancer Uses Traditional Indian Artform to Bring Awareness to Current Social Issues

Jyotsna Vaidee This article originally appeared on Calgary Arts Development here on June 20, 2022. GAYATHRI SHUKLA What is creativity if not a medium to express one’s uniqueness? For Jyotsna Vaidee, an award-winning Bharatnatyam dancer, the question hits home. She readily answers, “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” Bharatanatyam is…

Is Storytelling Key to Better Leadership?

By Mounira Chehade; April 2022 This article originally appeared on Ethical Entrpreneurship Magazine here (flip to page 17).   Take a moment to think about the best boss you’ve ever had. Maybe they took you outside your comfort zone, inspired a passion for your career, or encouraged new endeavours entirely. Now, picture the worst boss…

Belonging at St. Lawrence College

This article originally appeared on ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE ALUMNI / VOYAGEUR / 2022 magazine. By: Gayathri Shukla WE’VE ALL EXPERIENCED THE STING OF FEELING LEFT OUT.  Perhaps, it was a group where you struggled to fit in or be accepted. Understandably, you may have left that group to join others where you felt more welcomed. However, what if the place you…

Cindy Yu: Personal trainer and instructor sees fitness as an avenue for creativity

Cindy Yu This article originally appeared on Calgary Arts Development on February 18, 2022. By: Gayathri Shukla What started as a passion in running for Cindy Yu, has led her to creatively support others in achieving their fitness goals, while building a cool following of 330K on her Instagram page, @cindyyufitness. For over 20 years, Yu…