Launched in April 2013 by Suzanne Hartmann, Old Sage Hands began as a lifestyle blog about taking an enlightened, hands-on approach to healthy living. Since then, it slowly evolved to become a Toronto-based company providing clients with editing, consulting and creative services. Old Sage Hands is grateful to work in the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Anishnabewaki, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

Suzanne Elki Yoko Hartmann is a fourth-generation Japanese Canadian (JC) of mixed Hartmann_2020race. She lives with her husband, dog and bunny in Toronto. The editor, writer and children’s book author has worked in media for the last 30 years: About 20 years in print and a decade in broadcast television. Suzanne has a bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Arts, and a certificate in Magazine Publishing from Ryerson. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College.

Suzanne is currently finalizing her MFA project exploring the postwar Japanese Canadian community through memories of significant places, events and traditions. The unique next generation story is a hybrid of memoir and history, and bridges two cultures; it contrasts the North American dream of achievement through the lens of conformity imposed by the Japanese adage: the nail that sticks out gets hammered in.

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