Stories from the field

Author Olvie Li

Namaste! I am Olvie Li, currently working on my Master in Social Dimensions of Health at the University of Victoria. My research interests are focused on sexuality and the self-determination of Indigenous youth. I'm also a nurse on the side. I love food, languages, people, and my Boler trailer! Thanks for tagging along with me to New Delhi, India, with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA). Let's see where this adventure takes us:)

Olvie Li – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear future intern, Welcome! Take a deep deep breath in through your nose, expanding your lungs fully (imagine your brain cells getting oxygenated and your red blood cells delivering hemoglobin all over your body), hold it for 5 seconds, and… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 4: Coming Home

Coming home is: sexuality, democracy, and positionality. To my mother’s dismay, I am not talking about returning home to Canada/Turtle Island/whatever you name that land, between the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans, that was stolen from Indigenous Peoples since colonial… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 3: To Hell with Good Intentions

I invite you to listen to the magic of sounds and recorded voice that can sometimes create something more imaginative than visual stimuli in my CAPI Podcast #3 here: To hell with good intentions. It sounds provocative. Harsh, even. It… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 2.1: Podcast

Hello – Have a listen to my podcast as part of my second blog post. In this post I talk about adapting and easing into my New Delhi life.

Olvie Li – Blog 2: Rituals, Relationships, Restrictions

“Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask where I’m a local” – Taiye Selasi. (According to Taiye Selasi, locality translates into: “your rituals, relationships, restrictions”. In other words, your daily routine, the people closest to you, and external or internal… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast – Delhi, India

Hi fellow followers! Today, Jacob Derksen, who was a CAPI intern in 2018 to Indonesia, sat down with me and interviewed me for my first CAPI podcast. This is the first step to “a journey of a thousand miles”. I… Continue Reading →

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