Hi, my name is Star Spider.
I am a philosopher, writer, producer and freelance researcher. I have a wide range of interests and focus-areas including: social & cult psychology, the psychology of misinformation & coercive control, philosophy of mind and religion, narrative game design & edu-games, ethics and the environment.
I want to use my brain to ask big questions and solve big problems.
I am many things...
Writer: My fantastical short stories have been published widely, and I have two YA books under my belt. Now I am turning my attention to the real world and working on academic research and writing in philosophy and psychology. I am also currently working in the world of edu-gaming doing research, narrative & debrief design in the fields of public health and climate change.
Producer: I have been working for over ten years in the ad world producing for my husband at Happy Creations. We are a full-service post-production house with a decade of experience helping clients to produce awesome videos for TV and web.
Student: I am a full-time BA student of philosophy and psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University. Throughout my school career I have put my academic and independent educational focus on the study of psychological manipulation, social psychology, free will and cult dynamics. I aim to use my education to help build tools to educate and empower people about these topics.
Entrepreneur: I have run my own businesses for over fifteen years, starting with my event management company Alternate Reality Events, followed by Happy Creations, a post-production company I co-run with Ben Badger. I have extensive experience in getting organizations off the ground, as well as promotions, event planning, and project management.