Katie Ready-Walters is a Toronto-based actor and theatre artist. She creates with the goal of celebrating diverse abilities and varied ways of thinking. Katie shares insights about the process of genuine connection. She shares what she learnt while navigating her Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD) and the past mental illness that she faced as a teenager. Instagram, @katie.nora

Thoughts From Isolation: All In The Water Together

Originally published, here on March 23rd,2020 With so much unexpected change, it’s been beautiful to watch people respond by being present and looking to each other. As strict distancing enforcements went into effect today, I noticed spirits rise over these barriers and instinctually connect in a place that reached above them. In downtown Toronto, security…

Finding Space

A life on the inside of an inpatient psych ward is a claustrophobic one. All the small, broken pieces of many lives are suddenly together, separated only by doors, connected only by a hallway and lack of hope. This blank, white, hospital space kept me confined tightly with no way to avoid the close questions…