Tag: Gender

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    Teriano Lesancha is changing the world for Maasai girls like her

    May 27th, 2015     by Anne Thériault     Comments

    Ryerson graduate, community organizer and activist Teriano Lesancha was one of seven women celebrated at the 35th YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction awards on May 21st. After learning Teriano’s incredible story, it’s not hard to understand why she was chosen for the Young Woman of Distinction Award. She’s absolutely awe-inspiring, and I say that without even a hint of hyperbole. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: May 21

    May 21st, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 30

    April 30th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Do-It-Yourself Smut: Writing the Erotic

    April 9th, 2015     by Danielle Gehl     Comments

    A couple years ago, I ran a workshop called “Writing Our Desires: DIY Literotica.” I was thrilled and happily scandalized by the way folks threw themselves into the discussion and activities, calling out sexy words and body parts and constructing scenarios and storylines that made other participants go “Oooh.” The workshop confirmed my suspicion that lots of us want to write smut and will gladly do so when given the time and space. Erotic writing can take the form of fiction, journaling, songs, poems, love letters, sexts and more. If you can write simple sentences, you can write erotica. I dare you to try. READ MORE

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    Film Review: 52 Tuesdays

    April 7th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    52 Tuesdays (Directed by Sophie Hyde) is a sweet film about Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), a teenage girl in Australia, and her mother, James (Del Herbert-Jane), who is transitioning from female to male and asks Billie for a year on his own to get accustomed to transitioning. The duo agrees to spend every Tuesday night together for a year, so they can still stay in touch. Both James and Tom - Billie’s Dad - are young … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: March 5

    March 5th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: February 18

    February 18th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: February 5

    February 5th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Leslie Feinberg: Transgender Warrior for Life

    January 7th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    As a young femme birthed into queer community in the 2000s, I thought I didn’t need Leslie Feinberg. I came up with the birthing of gender-neutral washrooms, trans men in my community and regular drag king performances at local gay bars (that were gay all week long, not just on Saturday nights). Leslie Feinberg eluded me. I didn’t know hir experience. I didn’t live it either. As a brown femme I had my own Brown Femme … READ MORE

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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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    Mid-Week Round Up: November 5

    November 5th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Take Back the Night 2014

    October 16th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    This month’s entry is the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape’s speech for this past September’s Take Back the Night (takebackthenightoronto.com) event. This year’s theme was Decolonizing Feminism Globally: From Turtle Island to Palestine. Our intention this year was to make connections between how violence is used by the state, worldwide, in Canada and beyond. Sexual violence, in particular, has been used against Indigenous women across the world as a tool of war and … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 15

    October 15th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up September 11

    September 11th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: September 4

    September 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Review: Queer Bathroom Stories

    June 10th, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    It’s difficult enough to find a place to pee in Toronto without having to buy something first. If you’re queer or trans, when you do eventually find your way to a public washroom, you still have to navigate the heavily gendered politics of the “male” and “female” divide. In Queer Bathroom Stories, playwright Sheila Cavanagh brings such a necessary issue of queer and trans experiences from the washroom to the stage. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Rookie Yearbook-In-Review 2

    April 16th, 2014     by Zephyr McKenna     Comments

    Zephyr McKenna shares zir thoughts on Rookie’s second year, second yearbook, and the Toronto launch party at Magic Pony! 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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    Five Tips For Surviving High School as a Trans Youth

    April 2nd, 2014     by Kaylie Sorrenti     Comments

    Blogger Kaylie Sorrenti shares their strategies for getting through High School as a Trans Youth READ MORE

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    Guest Post: To my fellow and future “Vagina Warriors”

    December 16th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    By Rosella Chibambo I have always been into theatre, and in my second year of university, auditioned for a play–something by Shakespeare. I didn’t get the part. A couple months later, desperate to get back on stage, I auditioned for another play and got the part; everyone who auditioned got a part. This play was a far cry from Shakespeare. It was Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, and it changed my life. After my first year as a “Vagina … READ MORE

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