Posts by Nish Israni

  • In the Blog

    From zines to online community: Masala Militia’s one-year anniversary

    May 23rd, 2014     by Nish Israni     Comments

    Masala Militia is a year-old Toronto-based, feminist-oriented online magazine, zine, and movement focusing on a variety of topics affecting self-identified brown girls and women of the brown diaspora. READ MORE

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    Film review: Peaches Does Herself

    June 7th, 2013     by Nish Israni     Comments

    The first time I heard a Peaches song was when Masti Khor did a burlesque number to her song song “Fuck the Pain Away” at a show. I was immediately drawn to Peaches, then and there. I had heard folks raving about Peaches, but had never bothered to get into her music. I think it was my rebellious nature not wanting to follow the crowd, but I soon realized I had been missing out, big … READ MORE

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    Queers Who Pray: An Elisha Lim endeavour

    May 21st, 2013     by Nish Israni     Comments

    I have had the pleasure of many run-ins with Elisha Lim at various community events, and have been totally blown away by their work. Thus, I feel compelled to promote their recent endeavour, a film called Queers Who Pray. Elisha is a brilliant and multi-talented artist who has illustrated comics, books and anthologies, as well as exhibited portraits in international galleries and screened short films all over the world. They have also self-published beautiful and endearing … READ MORE

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    Film review: Facing Mirrors

    May 9th, 2013     by Nish Israni     Comments

    With the Inside Out film festival just around the corner, I am reminded of last year’s festival where I saw some really interesting, amazing and heartwarming films that I hope to tell you all about. I had gone to an event called “Sister Spit” where I won a membership to the festival through their raffle prizes. If it hadn’t been for them, I wouldn’t have been able to access the festival like I did. One of … READ MORE

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    Hit So Hard

    February 26th, 2013     by Nish Israni     Comments

    “Hit So Hard” is a compelling tale about Patty Schemel’s life and near death experience with substance abuse. Patty, the original drummer for the band Hole, gives us a personal recounting of her time in the spotlight, as well as what it was like for her coming out as a gay rockstar. The camera follows Patty and her band from modest beginnings to international fame. In the male-dominated, sexist music industry with the rock gods … READ MORE