Author, Storyteller, Teacher, Nature Enthusiast, Community Activist, World Traveler and People Lover
"Building Community is about JOY THROUGH SERVICE"
Welcome, I'm Mary Jayne
My heart is to live authentically - living richly, wholeheartedly and unabashedly. I value building deep, lasting connections through community. I have strong opinions and an even stronger work ethic. I am a builder. Having spent most of my life in education and not-for-profit societies, I value investment where I live. And, I have learned that there is no enemy… community is about everyone. Travelling has taught me that we are all in this together…from New Zealand to Turkey, from Burning Man to Shambhala, from personal development to insurance sales, from sweat lodges to Hindu temples, we are mostly the same. As the 5th sibling of 150 born from famed polygamist Winston Blackmore, I have a specific view of building a life and community. But in the end, the themes of love, connection, heartbreak, independence, reconciliation and restitution are EVERYONE’s story. I am political at heart - believing safety, security and support needs governance and are essential in the fabric of community. I see feminism as political by nature and I welcome and engage in conversations aimed toward equality and ending institutionalized prejudice. I am now an author, who has put into print the intimate and challenging experiences that have led me to here…