All posts by Kris G. Hamlyn

Pledging Free Mansonry: The Songs of Francisco Lopes

Just in time for the Spring Equinox, Nova Scotia’s Free Mansons have released their first new track of this year. We corresponded with Francisco Lopes to discuss the detailed history of Free Mansons including the extensive travels, both physical and spiritual – as well as the ritual of recording, and expressing art as a form of magic.

Spark Your Sass, Kick Some Ass: Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence Weekend

“The Oldest Women’s Self Defence Organization in Canada” is a status that not only speaks to the credibility and effectiveness of Wen-Do as a Women’s Self Defence form, but also to it’s relevancy and importance as a thriving source of empowerment for women in modern society.

The practice of Wen-Do is alive and well in Newfoundland & Labrador under the guidance of Renee Sharpe, a self-described “32 year old punker, welder, feminist and Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence instructor.”