Posts by deb singh

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    Gender Division in the Movement

    June 23rd, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    Most recently I read two articles that spoke to the fact that once a movement focuses on one set of victims/survivors of sexual violence, that movement must be excluding the other victims/victims.
 First, Angela Mullins wrote in Metro views on May 26th that she wanted to start a men’s movement. This was because she believed that the movement to end sexual violence and the newest campaign by the province of Ontario ‘It’s Never Okay’ excludes men … READ MORE

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    40 Blogs and a Mule

    May 4th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    Hello dedicated readers! This is my 40th blog entry with Shameless Magazine. Attention must be paid! First, I would like to thank every reader who has ever spent their valuable time reading my entries. I truly appreciate you and thank you for caring what I think about stuff. Second, a major appreciation to Sheila, Julia, Meg and Naz for working with me over the past 40 blogs. I am so grateful for your confidence and for allowing … READ MORE

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    Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent: The Foundation of Love

    April 3rd, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    As a privileged person, I was able to access many resources during my Maternity Leave to learn how to be a better parent. And, I accessed those resources. Like everything in my life, I achieve by learning so it was no surprise that I took full advantage of the City of Toronto’s Public Health departments parenting resources. For one, I started with the online prenatal classes, and, I was able to take 2 more Mom’s groups … READ MORE

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    Bigger Than Tragedy

    March 18th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS INFO ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND LINKS THAT DESCRIBE VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST CHILDREN. READ MORE

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    Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent: Motherhood As Work

    February 5th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    Many months ago I was a “Queer Brown Girl Trying to Get Pregnant”. I finally got pregnant. My son, Adli is almost 8 months old and this new mom is now a Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent! Check out my 3 part blog series about the baby basics, adventures of being a queer mom, and motherhood as work! In thinking about motherhood as work itself, I decided to search ‘Motherhood As Work’ and … READ MORE

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    Leslie Feinberg: Transgender Warrior for Life

    January 7th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    As a young femme birthed into queer community in the 2000s, I thought I didn’t need Leslie Feinberg. I came up with the birthing of gender-neutral washrooms, trans men in my community and regular drag king performances at local gay bars (that were gay all week long, not just on Saturday nights). Leslie Feinberg eluded me. I didn’t know hir experience. I didn’t live it either. As a brown femme I had my own Brown Femme … READ MORE

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    Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent: Adventures of Being a Queer Mom Part 2

    December 2nd, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Many months ago I was a “Queer Brown Girl Trying to Get Pregnant”. I finally got pregnant. My son, Adli is almost 7 months old and this new mom is now a Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent! Check out my 3 part blog series about the baby basics, adventures of being a queer mom, and motherhood as work! Many people said to me to get ready cause my life was about to change … READ MORE

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    Art Show Review: Anatomy of a Protest

    November 28th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Art Show Review: Anatomy of a Protest Wendy Coburn Justina M. Barnicke Gallery University of Toronto I recently visited the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, University of Toronto (7 Hart House Circle) and caught a wicked moment in time/art show/herstorical perspective on a very recent and important protest in Toronto history. The art exhibit, Anatomy of a Protest by Wendy Coburn, stars the recent and gone-global protest, the first Slut Walk ever (held in Toronto in … READ MORE

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    Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent Part 1

    November 12th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Many months ago I was a “Queer Brown Girl Trying to Get Pregnant”. I finally got pregnant. My son, Adli is almost 6 months old and this new mom is now a Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent! Check out my 3 part blog series about the baby basics, adventures of being a queer mom, and motherhood as work! READ MORE

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    Stuck in the Middle with You: Tools to Support Your Friends When They Are in Conflict

    October 24th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Have you ever had 2 mutual friends in your life, fighting, arguing or not talking? What did you do? Did you take sides? Did you continue to talk to both of them? Did you ignore the whole situation all together and just not get involved? How did you feel about it? And did you ever get your say? READ MORE

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    Take Back the Night 2014

    October 16th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    This month’s entry is the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape’s speech for this past September’s Take Back the Night (takebackthenightoronto.com) event. This year’s theme was Decolonizing Feminism Globally: From Turtle Island to Palestine. Our intention this year was to make connections between how violence is used by the state, worldwide, in Canada and beyond. Sexual violence, in particular, has been used against Indigenous women across the world as a tool of war and … READ MORE

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    Review: One Kind Word: Women Share Their Abortion Stories

    August 28th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    deb singh reviews this edited feminist volume. Contributors discuss the stigma of accessing an abortion no matter what the year, the province or the circumstance. Women were scared to talk about their abortions for fear of judgment by family, friends, the medical system, and society at large. READ MORE

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    Honoured Femme, Femmes Honoured

    August 14th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    This year, World Pride honoured a group of activist organizers in the city of Toronto’s downtown core called Fierce Femme Organizers. deb singh writes about the importance of this complex identity. READ MORE

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    Review: Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes

    July 18th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    deb singh talks about Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes, a compilation of five years of comics that show how identity is a fluid, complex, beautiful process. “Lim,” singh writes, “takes real people from our communities and helps us tell our stories, giving us a context in which to start.” READ MORE

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    Food Guilt: Don’t Gotta Have It!

    May 20th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Food guilt. Feeling guilty about the things I eat, and worrying about weight gain or my looks thereafter. What’s up with food guilt? Why do I carry it around like a handbag? How did it get here? Who put it here and how can I rid myself of it? How do I create a relationship with food that is positive, loving, realistic and healthy? READ MORE

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    A Short Guide to Supporting Each Other with Body Changes

    April 21st, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Since becoming pregnant, I have returned to that part of life where people think it’s okay to make all sorts of comments on my body. Instead of focusing on the negativity of those body comments (which have ranged from weird to downright rude), I decided to put together a short list of ways to big each other up instead of bring each other down. READ MORE

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    Valentine’s Everyday

    March 22nd, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    A friend of mine recently said I could start my own consulting business…a romantic consulting business. I guess she liked some of the ideas her best friend (my partner) told her I had pulled on her in the last year. While I am very into making money by being oh-so-clever, I am also all about the free exchange of ideas and since I don’t believe hetero cisgender dudes are the overwhelming population who read my monthly blog, I think I can share some of the ideas that my friend was so impressed with, with you, for free. I will, however, be charging once I go into business! READ MORE

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    Rob Ford, Kanye West and Torontonians: What’s important?

    December 3rd, 2013     by deb singh     Comments

    I realize that there have been many articles and videos circulating about the scandals of the so-called mayor, Rob Ford. This blog will cover only some of the blunders and movie-like dramas of the Toronto stripped-of-his-powers mayor but it will also cover some serious criminal charges that seem to have been brushed under the rug by many Torontonians, in my humble opinion. First off, Rob Ford has had many moments in the press, personal and political … READ MORE

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    Love and Relationships Series: Multiple Dating and Me

    November 8th, 2013     by deb singh     Comments

    Editor’s note: To get you excited for the upcoming winter issue of Shameless, we are posting a series of blog posts every Friday on the theme of love and relationships. What does love mean? Who are our relationships with? What kinds of love are there? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. If you like what you’re reading, don’t forget to subscribe! Hi. my name is deb and I can be attracted to more than … READ MORE

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    Surprise Entry - Queer Brown Girl Trying to Get Pregnant, Part 5: Nature is the Bomb

    November 1st, 2013     by deb singh     Comments

    So I’m pregnant. Yay! It’s exciting, scary, weird and most definitely overwhelming. I read a lot of books, I talked to a lot of people and even at 18 weeks (about 4 months and 2 weeks), I still really have no idea what I’m in for. Nature is seriously awesome! I am in touch with my body and have always paid attention to my menstrual cycles, changes in my vaginal secretions, moods and even eating habits. … READ MORE

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