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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: JULY 15

    July 15th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: JULY 9

    July 9th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Berry Picking Blackfoot: Appropriative Allyship

    July 5th, 2016     by Lauren Crazybull     Comments

    Content Warning: This piece talks about violence against indigenous peoples, and mentions the murder of family members. I fell out of love with a certain type of activism at a rally I organized in my community that was for indigenous women. The event was clear in its objective: to protest how the “Justice” system treats indigenous women. Since activism is framed in a way that highlights taking down oppressive systems, I didn’t expect oppressive systems to exist within activist circles – but it sure does… READ MORE

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    At the Top of the ‘Class’: Growing Up and Class Background

    June 8th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    At the Top of the ‘Class’: Growing Up and Class Background Adli is growing up with some of the best things in life: a loving parent and being raised in a violence-free home. Adli has an educated parent who makes a steady salary and has access to fresh vegetables and organic milk. Adli lives in a big city, with access to diverse people, cultures, resources and spaces. Adli was breastfed. What do these things have to do with class or … READ MORE

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    Berry Picking Blackfoot: An Introduction

    May 10th, 2016     by Lauren Crazybull     Comments

    My name is Lauren Crazybull. I am a Blackfoot and Dene Artist and Activist residing in Lethbridge, Alberta. I pursue art independently and make a point to create things… constantly. And this column will be yet another. READ MORE

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    LISTEN HERE! ARTIST PROFILE CHARMIE DELLER

    April 25th, 2016     by Laura Beaulne-Stuebing     Comments

    In the lead-up to our spring music issue, we reached out to a few young emerging musicians to learn about how they got into their craft and what tips they have for artists just starting out. READ MORE

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    LISTEN HERE! ARTIST PROFILE HEX

    April 12th, 2016     by Laura Friesen     Comments

    In the lead-up to our spring music issue, we reached out to a few young emerging musicians to learn about how they got into their craft and what tips they have for artists just starting out. READ MORE

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    Sex-Positive Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word: Feminists Analyze the Notion Sex-Positivity

    April 7th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    Please note, this post has been updated since first published as the original version uploaded did not properly display the entire post. So I have a partner, going on 9 years, and I still feel awkward and scared to masturbate in front of her. I know, TMI. But that is exactly my point. In this dominant western culture, we have a problem with openly talking about sexuality, being openly sexual, and women’s racialized and queer sexualities themselves. We … READ MORE

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    Listen Here! Artist Profile Leah Salomaa

    April 5th, 2016     by Caeli Mazara     Comments

    In the lead-up to our spring music issue, we reached out to a few young emerging musicians to learn about how they got into their craft and what tips they have for artists just starting out. “Use your voice,” says Leah Salomaa, sitting at the piano on a wintry evening in west Toronto. She is leading the February Gaia Voice workshop, and the night’s songs are focused on the return of light, waking up from hibernation, … READ MORE

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    How to Learn about Your Culture (When You Don’t Have Family to Teach You)

    March 14th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    It’s a social experiment but we are making the blog series “Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent” into a column! So get ready for a monthly blog about all things Queer, Brown and Parenting! READ MORE

    CONTENT WARNNG: This blog includes personal information about family violence , domestic violence and child abuse. READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: FEBRUARY 19

    February 19th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    I Don’t Want No More Babies and Other Taboo Stuff You’re Not Supposed to Say or Think When You’re a

    January 25th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    As cisgender mothers, there is a ton of stuff we just plain feel guilty about. It’s all rooted in good old fashioned sexism - part and parcel with how we are supposed to love our children in opposition to loving ourselves and be self sacrificial at all costs and turns. This is impossible. Like it’s physically impossible to care for someone without support or at the very least some time to care for yourself as well. … READ MORE

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    Body Hair Politics: A Brown Girl’s Point of View

    January 11th, 2016     by Nish Israni     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the final instalment in our series READ MORE

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    The Hair and Now

    January 1st, 2016     by Isobel Van Hagen     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our alternative beauty issue. This is the fourth instalment in our series. (Guest edited by Shailee Koranne) READ MORE

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    Reconsidering the Razor

    December 22nd, 2015     by Annabelle Vine     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the third instalment in our series. READ MORE

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    Growing

    December 15th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the 2nd instalment in our series. READ MORE

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    The Conversation…

    December 14th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    It’s a social experiment but we are making the blog series “Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent” into a column! So get ready for a monthly blog about all things Queer, Brown and Parenting! READ MORE

    CONTENT WARNNG: This blog includes personal information about family violence , domestic violence and child abuse. READ MORE

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    Getting over the body hair blues: one ladydude’s manifesto

    December 8th, 2015     by Laura Friesen     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the first instalment in our series. READ MORE

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    It’s a…Person! The Beginnings of the Gender Binary

    November 16th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    When Adli popped out of me the day he was born, the first thing I said was ‘You’re a person’. I was obviously exhausted and slightly delirious but I knew exactly what I said, but not exactly what I meant. It is pretty incredible, a miracle some might say, to have a human develop in your body, a place once occupied only by tissue and blood and have an actual person come out after 40 … READ MORE

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    Queer Brown Girl Trying to Be a Parent – Polyamory and Parenting

    October 8th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    It’s a social experiment but we are making the blog series “Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent” into a column! So get ready for a monthly blog about all things Queer, Brown and Parenting! This month’s blog: Polyamory and Parenting. READ MORE

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