“Am I Black enough?” Blackness — More than just Melanin Those who’ve followed my podcast Chatting with Casey from its very first episode know that this isn’t the first time I’ve asked this question. If you considered the archetypal Black man you know from popular media—rocking an oversized hoodie; listening […]
Casey E. Palmer
Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.
When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.
Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!
Black culture is unique—one of the few cultures thrust upon a people and not developed by them. A Jamaican is not a Gambian is not an Australian Aborigine. We’ve got tribes within tribes and languages within languages but somehow lumped together by the colour of our skin. And we’ve made […]
I think it’s possible to have fun with just about anything we do. Govfest — Because We Do More Than Just Sit Behind Our Desks. Back in 2009, after jumping from the Ontario Public Service’s internship program to a contract opportunity that didn’t end so well, I started working […]
A Toronto does not a Canada make. Toronto’s Cool, But What About the REST of Canada? Ask most Torontonians what Canada means to them, and they’ll give you a perfect view that sounds very… Toronto. Busy and abundant with life. Representation from every corner of the world. It’s everything […]
Welcome to For the Love of Camping, the three-part series journeying from my family’s stance against camping to my desire to get everyone camping, so they can enjoy it as much as we do. In Part One of the series, I explained how camping didn’t fit growing up Black and suburban […]
We’re halfway through January, and before you know it February will be up close and personal and with it, all the stories of Black history we’ve waited a year to share. Black History Month is Back Again! That’s not entirely true—Black people are sharing their stories all the time, but […]
You only need to travel a few hours outside of the city to remember that very little of Canada is like Toronto. For last summer’s annual #PalmersGoWild camping trip, we hit up Port Burwell, Ontario, a small community of just over a thousand people and home to a lighthouse; […]
We’re a week into 2019, and I’m here drawing up battle plans for the year of content ahead. The Life and Times of Casey Palmer—A Bustling Era Ahead With any luck, you’ve had yourselves a very happy new year so far, full of new opportunities and experiences as […]
If you’ve been around a while, you’re probably familiar with the lists of 100 goals I’d write every year. And I saying, “But you missed 2018!” And it’s true—2018 came hot and heavy; I wasn’t in any position to commit to a list that ambitious. And I could […]
Real talk? I was done with 2018 months ago, but it wasn’t quite done with me. It’s been a challenging year. And not in the regular “working harder than any year before it” kind of way—hard in the losing friends and making enemies kind of way. In the […]