Tag: Bibliothèque

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    Book Review: Lila Abu-Lughod’s Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

    June 2nd, 2014     by Vijaya Chikermane     Comments

    Do Muslim Women Need Saving is peppered with stories like those of Zaynab that reveal the complexities of women’s lives across the “Muslim world.” Through these stories Abu-Lughod is able to peel away at the assumptions and stereotypes that many of us in the West are offered up about Muslim women. READ MORE

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    Dear Teenage Kate

    May 29th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    Most of those things people around you are trying to make you feel ashamed of are actually you fighting for the things you need. READ MORE

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    Dear 17-year-old Clara Bee

    May 22nd, 2014     by Clara Bee Lavery     Comments

    It’s hard for me to write this, because I’m afraid I’ll upset you. Literally everyone in your life right now is afraid of upsetting you. READ MORE

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    Dear Teenage Aimee

    May 1st, 2014     by Aimee Ouellette     Comments

    The bad news is that the world is much meaner than you imagine it to be, but the good news is that it’s also much bigger. READ MORE

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    Dear Teenage Meg

    April 24th, 2014     by Meg Pirie     Comments

    The cave you found yourself in? That wasn’t your fault and it wasn’t yours to fix. It was yours to experience. And in its own way, it has been one of your life’s greatest gifts and wisest teachers. READ MORE

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    Dear teen Zehra

    April 17th, 2014     by Zehra     Comments

    Dear teen Zehra: I can’t imagine being in your shoes again, and I definitely don’t ever want to have to make the choices you will have to, again. READ MORE

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    Dear Teenage Maranda

    April 10th, 2014     by Maranda Elizabeth     Comments

    Dear Teenage Maranda: I’d like to sit down and listen to you; I think that’s what I’ve been doing the last few years. READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Cristy C. Road

    April 8th, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American illustrator, writer, and member of The Homewreckers, a queer-core punk rock band that aims to simultaneously demystify the punk scene and smash patriarchy. READ MORE

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    Dear Teen Me

    April 3rd, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Dear Teen Me: I know you might not recognize the name, but this is a letter from future you — me. There are some things I want you to know; things I really wish I knew at your age. READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Selma James

    April 1st, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Selma James is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist campaigner and author. Known for her pioneering work on women’s rights, James coined the term “unwaged” to describe most of the caring work that women do. James first put pen to paper in 1952 with her essay A Woman’s Place, describing the frustrations of women’s lives as housewives. READ MORE

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    Letter to my teenage self

    March 27th, 2014     by T. Sunday     Comments

    First things first, let’s talk about your style choices. This little phase will be thankfully short-lived, but I still need to make clear that fluorescent orange is a colour you wear when you’re hiking in the woods so that a hunter doesn’t mistake you for wild game. It is not fashionable! READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Nina Power

    March 25th, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Nina Power teaches philosophy at London’s Roehampton University and Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Power writes articles on European Philosophy, atomism, pedagogy, art, and politics for several magazines including The Guardian, New Statesman (like fellow contributor Juliet Jacques), New Humanist, Cabinet, Radical Philosophy, and The Philosopher’s Magazine, where she is also reviews editor. READ MORE

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    A Letter to Myself

    March 20th, 2014     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    Dear Christine, or is it Chris or Chrissy? I don’t know what you go by these days. I know if I were to say “Christina,” you would get mad and turn all silent before sternly saying, “I hate being called that, don’t ever call me that!” READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Shea Howell

    March 18th, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Shea Howell is a Detroit activist, organizer, author, and professor of Communication at Oakland University who has been committed to grassroots, community-driven development for more than four decades. READ MORE

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    To my teen self: on walls and anger

    March 13th, 2014     by Josée Madéia     Comments

    All you see now are the walls. The tired din of forced high school attendance, of cliques and peer judgement. The limitations and the lack of choice. READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Elisha Lim

    March 11th, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Elisha Lim is an artist and activist whose artwork and campaigning efforts demand radical changes in race and gender representation. They succeeded in getting Canada’s Gay and Lesbian Newspaper, Xtra!, to adopt gender neutral pronouns and directed Montreal’s first Racialized Pride Week in 2012, for which they curated the main exhibit 2-Qtpoc at the Articule Gallery. READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Lee Maracle

    March 1st, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Lee Maracle, of Salish and Cree ancestry, is a novelist, poet, instructor, and critic. A member of the Stó:lō Nation of British Columbia, Maracle is one of Canada’s most prolific First Nations writers who has been producing and performing work for more than three decades. Maracle grew up in an impoverished North Vancouver neighbourhood where she felt a simultaneous distance from her own Aboriginal and Canadian culture… READ MORE

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    Dear Teenage Michelle

    March 1st, 2014     by Michelle Kay     Comments

    Michelle Kay is a writer/librarian and translator. She is also Shameless’s Features Editor. Originally from the Prairies, she’s lived all over and is well-versed in the art of letter-writing. Her favourite mode of communication is still with pen and paper. Follow her @yo_mk READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Coco Guzman

    February 4th, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    A queer Montreal artist from Spain, Coco Guzman, also known as Coco Riot creates art for activism. An avid visual artist/zine-maker, Coco’s work has also explored the storytelling possibilities of installations, animation film, comics, and print media. Coco’s personal memories and experience of migration are a major source of inspiration for the social and political topics they explore through bright graphics and drawing… READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

    January 28th, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer femme mixed Sri Lankan (Burgher/Tamil)-Ukranian/Irish writer, poet, educator and cultural worker. Named one of the Feminist Press’ “40 Feminists Under 40 Who Are Shaping the Future,” Leah’s written work spans the genres of essays to poetry and non-fiction. Her 2012 Lambda award-winning collection of poetry, Love Cake, was ecstatically received by the LGBTQ community… READ MORE

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