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    Weekly Round Up: February 12

    February 12th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Four rights for the chronically ill

    February 9th, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions most of the time. My goals constantly change. However, this year I’ve decided to make two very important resolutions for myself: First, I will not accept unsolicited advice about medical issues, and will directly tell people that it is not welcome. Second, I will not debate my condition with others. READ MORE

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    The ‘No’ Comment: TRCC-MWAR Comments to the Media about the Jian Ghomeshi Trial

    February 8th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    The following contains the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape’s media statements. Trigger Warning for assault and rape READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: FEBRUARY 5

    February 5th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    #BlackGirlsAreMagic In Canada, too

    February 2nd, 2016     by Fiona Clarke     Comments

    If you were to take a look at Black Twitter these days you would notice that there is a lot of debate about the hashtag #BlackGirlMagic. The hashtag #BlackGirlsAreMagic was created by a Black woman, CaShawn Thompson, in 2013, and has since gained significant momentum, what Thompson, in an interview with the L.A. Times, has called a “movement.” READ MORE

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    Unmasked

    February 1st, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    When you have a chronic illness, you end up learning how to function in a new reality. I’ve personally grappled with serious financial concerns; clashes with family and friends; and a distinct feeling of alienation, among other things. Part of this new reality: walking around with a germ mask. READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 29

    January 29th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 23

    January 23rd, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Carrie Brownstein: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

    January 21st, 2016     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    Marta Balcewicz reviews Carrie Brownstein’s memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl READ MORE

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    On The Art of Writing: Sister Writes Magazine & Launch

    January 20th, 2016     by Anna Gallagher-Ross     Comments

    2015 was a busy year for the Sister Writes program. We hosted three seasons of creative writing workshops led by Founder and Program Facilitator, Lauren Kirshner; offered an advanced writing workshop for long-time members of the program; brought guest authors in for one-off special events; facilitated six dynamic onsite workshops for women’s agencies around Toronto; and established Out Loud!, an annual writing conference for LGBTQ youth. To round off such an incredible year, in early … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 15

    January 15th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    So…Where’s Rey?

    January 12th, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Early in January, a hashtag about The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise, appeared on Twitter: #WheresRey. It referenced Hasbro’s latest Star Wars Monopoly game, where there are only four playable pieces. Two – a young Luke Skywalker and Finn – represent the Light Side of the Force; the others, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, represent the Dark Side. The focal character of The Force Awakens, Rey, is nowhere to be found. READ MORE

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    Weekly Round Up: January 8

    January 8th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    7 Logical Fallacies You Will Encounter as a Sex Worker

    January 4th, 2016     by Marlena Evans     Comments

    I’m a Canadian sex worker. I don’t know much about sex work in other countries, but the woman who runs the escort agency I work for does what I consider to be a very Canadian thing – she calls and texts me incessantly to ask politely if I’m available to see clients. The glory of the process of “booking on” is that I will, in fact, call her when I am available for work, but this is a fact of which I never remind her. I just switch my phone to silent and go on listening to whichever class I happen to be in (the raison d’être for my job is that I’m in school, another tidbit I don’t mention when she wants to know if I’m available at 11:15 on a Monday morning). READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 1

    January 1st, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    The “Spring” of Women’s Movements in Brazil

    December 23rd, 2015     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    If you are following the latest political news from Brazil you may have noticed that women are taking the frontlines of the legislative battle to uphold their already limited sexual and reproductive health rights. The background of this process is not a new one. A conservative wave has taken over Congress and, unfortunately, many of the bills being proposed are intended to take away many of the current guaranteed rights, which has raised the … READ MORE

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    We Can’t Afford to Be Sick: Chronic Illness and Poverty

    December 21st, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Over the summer, I was fortunate to attend the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles as a spectator. As I walked around the Festival Village at the Games, I stopped at one of the sponsors’ booths to sign up for a promotion. The young woman who was taking my information stopped typing on her tablet and cleared her throat. “Sorry about that,” she said. “I’m sick right now.” READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: DECEMBER 18

    December 18th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    An Outsider’s Insight

    December 17th, 2015     by Tomi Ajele     Comments

    It took no time at all to notice that something wasn’t quite right. I would estimate that I was around 2 or 3 years old when I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I didn’t belong. READ MORE

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    Weekly Round Up: December 11

    December 11th, 2015     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

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