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I’m a writer, cyclist, explorer and local enthusiast. I enjoy cooking, travelling to new places, and a variety of outdoor activities (including, but not limited to: hiking, kayaking, and winter jogging).
After graduating from Carleton University’s bachelor of journalism program in 2012, I re-traced my roots to northern Ontario, where I worked as a journalist with CBC Radio in Sudbury for two years.
The past few years have been intermixed with a whole variety of things, and I’ve worked at a bakery, helped start a small business in Sudbury, and am in the midst of turning my semi-professional photography hobby into an on-the-side business. I also spent a chunk of time in 2013-14 in Nepal, trekking, volunteering, and learning more about one small corner of the world.
After a year-long stint working with an international development non-profit in Ottawa, I moved to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I’m currently working as the Communications Advisor for EQWIP HUBs, a Canadian NGO launching more than a dozen youth entrepreneurship and employment centres around the world.
Hilary Makes started out as a food and DIY blog a few years back, and has since grown into something much more. In university, it was a procrastination tool, a creative outlet, and a place other than Instagram to share all my food photos (and trust me, there were many). Today, it is home to my musings and photos of all sorts. I hope to share the results of my curiosities with you, in hopes that you can catch a glimpse into this exciting, fascinating, and beautiful world in which we live.
Want to talk? You can drop me a line at email@example.com.