Tag: Arts

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    Sister Writes’ Creative Writing Bootcamp for Transwomen

    October 19th, 2016     by Sister Writes     Comments

    An inclusive and enriching program, Sister Writes’ Creative Writing Bootcamp for Transwomen is a two-day intensive writing experience. Practice writing in a variety of genres, receive mentorship from professional authors, write and share stories in a supportive group environment, co-create a literary magazine, and collaborate with professional artists. Join Sister Writes on Saturday October 22 and Saturday 29th, 3:30 – 7:30 pm, at The 519. Register by writing to donna@sisterwrites.com. About Sister Writes: Since 2010, Sister Writes … READ MORE

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    Gloria Swain and her Mad Room

    September 21st, 2016     by Anne Rucchetto     Comments

    A space for immersion, reflection, and healing. READ MORE

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    Writing: A Potent Healing Modality

    March 29th, 2016     by Ruby Talon     Comments

    With a bit of time and perspective, I realized I’d never want any of my friends to feel helpless when it came to their health and their body like that. So I quit the program and decided I had to shift my focus away from all the confusion instead of trying to figure it all out and try to become a different person—that way just felt impossible. READ MORE

    Content warning: This blog contains personal information about eating disorder treatment. READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 15

    January 15th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: DECEMBER 18

    December 18th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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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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    Nirbhaya: The Shattering of Silence on Gendered Violence

    November 5th, 2015     by Naz Afsahi     Comments

    CONTENT WARNING: This blog contains references to gendered violence. As someone who works in the arts, I have always questioned the role ‘art’ plays in our lives. Especially as a theatre artist, I question what is the role of theatre in society? I see performance as part of our everyday lives. We perform our relationships to each other, which are based and impacted by power dynamics that already exist. Theatre, in particular, is a space in … READ MORE

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    There is an Ocean in My Soul: On the Current State of Trans and Genderqueer Punk

    August 31st, 2015     by Laura Friesen     Comments

    Chances are you’re familiar with Against Me! or Laura Jane Grace. The punk band and their frontwoman have been around for a while and have been gaining exposure in queer and trans communities due to Grace’s activism and status as a role model. But Against Me! are far from the only punk band talking about transgender and genderqueer topics and inspiring listeners to listen to their gender nonconformist hearts. Inspired by my love for their album Transgender Dysphoria Blues and attending a recent Against Me! gig, I went searching for more voices and found angry, political rock music that tells individual stories of gender rejection as unique as the people playing it. READ MORE

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    Denise’s Test, Part 2: More Positive Media Depictions of People of Size

    August 24th, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    As I continue to search for positive depictions of people of size on stage and screen, I’ve come up with several more examples. As a reminder, to pass Denise’s Test the character of size must be treated like any other person on the show. They might be villains or heroes and they might be loved or loathed by the audience, but they’re not there in the context of a stereotype or joke. They’re not a) a stock “villainous glutton” or a related trope; b) they’re not the token “funny fat guy” who exists only for comic relief, and c) their existence is neither defined nor dominated by obsession or contentious relationships with food. Part 2 continues to focus on people of size that appear as main or supporting characters. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 4

    June 4th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Should “women’s spaces” include non-binary people?

    December 23rd, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Now that winter is starting to settle in, I’m trying to cope by thinking of warmer times. As I bask in memories of this past summer, I think mostly of my warm and sunny week in Halifax, performing in the Queer Acts Theatre Festival. During the festival’s conference portion, we discussed the state of queer theatre in Canada, the trend of the one-person show and about the experiences of queer women in theatre. The latter section … 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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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 22

    October 22nd, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: September 24

    September 24th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Art Work Part 2: The Realities of Becoming an Artist

    June 12th, 2014     by Skittlez Gunn     Comments

    Skittlez Gunn’s second of 3 posts on becoming a professional artist as a young woman. This week Skittlez talks about what happens after you have decided to pursue art as a career! READ MORE

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    Art Work Part 1: You Can Become Who You Want To Be

    June 5th, 2014     by Skittlez Gunn     Comments

    Skittlez Gunn’s first of 3 posts on becoming a professional artist as a young woman. Skittlez shares her journey of pursuing art as a career, debunks myths about becoming an artist and post-secondary education, and encourages other young women and trans youth to overcome their fears and follow their art! READ MORE

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    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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    Monthly Music Musings: Amanda X

    May 13th, 2014     by Becky Martyn     Comments

    Amanda X are a three piece based out of Philly comprised of Cat Park, Tiff Yoon, and Kat Bean who play dreamy, quivery guitar driven music. READ MORE

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    Maker Monday: Animal Ears!

    April 14th, 2014     by Maya Peters     Comments

    We made amazing animal ear headbands, tails, and even part of a Glaceon (from Pokemon) costume! READ MORE

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    Changing the runway: Project Diversity fashion show challenges Eurocentric modeling norms

    April 11th, 2014     by Shannon Clarke     Comments

    “Disrupt the norm” is an apt tagline for Project Diversity that, in many ways, bares no resemblance to the typical fashion show. For one thing, it’s Rajanayagam’s fourth-year thesis, a culmination of eight months’ work by the 22-year-old fashion communication student at Ryerson University. Unlike most runways, Rajanayagam’s included multiple ethnicities, sizes, genders, styles, ages and abilities. READ MORE

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