This writer used his stories about Canada's wilderness to belong. Here's why he stopped telling them.
That stereotype that black people don't do the great outdoors ? Phillip Dwight Morgan blows it out of the water. He's an experienced rock climber, canoeist and camper with an endless list of back-country adventure stories. His status as a "real Canadian" is unimpeachable. But he wonders, what does that even mean? And why did he need to prove himself in the first place? Why is cycling the Trans-Canada any more Canadian than playing soccer in Scarborough, like he did as a kid? Poet and writer Phillip Dwight Morgan explores those questions on Tapestry.