Rob Wipond

Writer, Speaker & Performance Artist

COMMUNITY ISSUES JOURNALISM & SOME SATIRE

Freelance writing

I’m an independent investigative journalist reporting and commenting on community issues. I also write other stuff — sometimes poetic, weird, or funny,… or just weird. This is my own website, and I built and maintain it all by my (technically compromised and graphically incompetent) self, so I can literally say anything at all that I want right here!… And now I have a book!

MY BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE

Your Consent Is Not Required

My book, Your Consent Is Not Required: The Rise in Psychiatric Detentions, Forced Treatment, and Abusive Guardianships is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more about the book, find the “Notes and References,” read what others are saying, help spread the word, or submit questions, updates or suggested corrections, please go to my main page about the book for more information. If you want to buy it, I encourage you to order it through your local bookstore, to support bookstores and to help make them aware of my book. If you’re more in the mode of a one-click hurry to order online, then you probably already know the fastest route is to click here now.

IN LOVING MEMORY

My sister took awesome landscape photographs.

My sister Karen Wipond dedicated much of her life to the Conservation Lands Program protecting high-value, sensitive habitat for fish and wildlife in British Columbia. And she was also a keen amateur landscape photographer. Her pictures explore and celebrate shapes and colours; they are poetic, and they show and create intimate relationships between natural landscapes and the people who view them. And doesn’t all writing ultimately seek to reveal the relationships between us and the world around? So I use some of my sister’s pictures to make this website look nicer. If you’d like to see more of her photos, please visit her Flickr site.