For nearly a decade Likely had been a quiet, back burner dream of mine that I was too anxious to actually try.
In 2013 something shifted and I found myself planning. I had long since graduated OCAD and I really wanted to help grow a multi-functional space connecting rising artists and makers to the public and consumers in an organic, transparent way. It's been amazing to watch the shop transform and I know it is because of people like you that continually encourage its growth. We'd like to keep hosting important events that need voices, book launches and readings, listening parties and motivating gatherings, feminist film nights and all you wish for this space. If you have ideas, please reach out, we are open.
We'd like to continue to do ongoing work with important organizations too -- Sistering, The Trevor Project, shipping supplies to Standing Rock -- and encourage you to let us know where you'd like to see our help. We have a monthly donation budget and it's there to utilize.
Everything said, this is less about "me" and "us" as it is about you. I've always been hesitant to open an online shop because the aspects of brick+mortar are so important to me but, I know they can exist here too. So hello internet of 2017 (ha!). I'm grateful for your embrace and I thank you for encouraging us to grow alongside you.
photo by: Arden Wray