Tag: Recommended Reading

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    Review: Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes

    July 18th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    deb singh talks about Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes, a compilation of five years of comics that show how identity is a fluid, complex, beautiful process. “Lim,” singh writes, “takes real people from our communities and helps us tell our stories, giving us a context in which to start.” READ MORE

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    MID-WEEK ROUND UP: JUNE 18

    June 18th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 11

    June 11th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 4

    June 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round-Up: May 28

    May 28th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Making our headlines: Mid-week round up

    May 21st, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

    Welcome to the first edition of our news, arts and culture mid-week round up. Check out what’s been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

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    Book Review: Elizabeth Hawksworth’s Lake Effect

    April 30th, 2014     by Anne Thériault     Comments

    Anne Thériault reviews Elizabeth’s Hawksworth’s Lake Effect, calling it “a revelation, pure and simple. It’s just a whole lot of goodness packed into a sweet series of vignettes whose brevity make them easy to read during a daily commute or just as you’re drifting off to sleep.” Read more to find out about this alternative history that explores feminism, sexuality, immigration and relationships within the context of “Toronto the Good.” READ MORE

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    Retired Supreme Court justice wrong to endorse Quebec values charter

    September 30th, 2013     by Jennifer Marston     Comments

    This past weekend Amna Qureshi, a recent law school graduate, had her open letter to Supreme Court Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dube published in the Toronto Star. In the letter, Qureshi teases out many of the problems, contradictions, and discriminations within the Parti Quebecois’ proposed Charter of Values. Thanks to our friends over at Outubrst! for putting us in touch with Qureshi. The following is an open letter from recent law school graduate Amna Qureshi to retired Supreme … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance

    August 27th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    There has been a lot of writing on Miley Cyrus’s performance at the Video Music Awards this past weekend, from all angles. This one is important. From Ninjacate writing at Groupthink at Jezebel: As a black woman, I feel like I owe a debt of gratitude to Mikki Kendall, of Solidarity Is For White Women fame for managing to so perfectly encapsulate years of subjugation of black women by white women. With those five words, she was … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Why I can’t celebrate the arrests in the Rehtaeh Parsons case

    August 13th, 2013     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Ardath Whynacht writes at Halifax Media Co-op’s blog about the recent arrests in the Rehteah Parsons case: Let me begin by saying that I am a youth worker and have been for more than a decade. Let me also begin by saying that I spent 5 years volunteering for the Victim Services Unit of the Halifax Regional Police to provide support for women affected by intimate partner violence. I now work with women in prison and … READ MORE

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    Book Review: Eleanor and Park

    August 12th, 2013     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    I first heard about Rainbow Rowell’s book Eleanor and Park on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast in August 2012, and it finally appeared at my local library in March 2013. The book is labeled as young adult fiction, so I expected to finish it fairly quickly. Over the next week, I read it three times, each time hoping that I would uncover something new, just to make the story last longer. Eleanor and Park takes … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: A bra that fits me - A Critique of Chrysalis Lingerie’s May 1st Launch

    May 10th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Teagan Widmer writes at Interrupt Mag about some major issues with Chrysalis Lingerie’s launch. I was super excited about Chrysalis Lingerie’s new line of lingerie that debuted in their online store this week. The company boasts garments created by trans women and for trans women. Their launch has been delayed multiple, but now it was finally coming to a mailbox near you. So when I saw a post on my Tumblr dashboard saying that their … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Mothering Resistance and Reclamation—Indigenous Mamas

    May 9th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Erin Konsmo writes at Reproductive Justice Blog: The Native Youth Sexual Health Network celebrates all Indigenous mamas and the many forms in which they come, as well as the critical everyday, on-the-ground work they do for our families, communities, and nations. To read the blog: http://bit.ly/11VtnTh … READ MORE

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    Ms. Fit Magazine: “Real World Feminist Fitness”

    May 1st, 2013     by Naz Afsahi     Comments

    Over the last 15 months I have been on a journey of fitness. I was walking down the street on a cold January morning and realized that I needed to make a change. Since that morning, I have joined a gym, taken classes and began practicing yoga. I’ve devoured the fitness magazines at my local public library and looked up various stretches to release my tight hip flexors and techniques to strengthen my rotator cuffs. … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Police (In)Justice: Responding Together to Change the Story

    March 4th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    From the Native Youth Sexual Health Network: We validate the many stories we’ve heard from families about a lack of police responsiveness and/or dehumanizing treatment directed at the missing woman themself, their family or friends. Families have expressed frustration and anguish of being ignored when they presented evidence countering police theories. For instance, pointing out that their loved ones disappeared without taking their wallet, clothes, or cell phone, told no one of their plans, left without … READ MORE

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    [HIGHLY] Recommended listening: Jessica Danforth on Jaclyn Friedman’s FWF

    January 22nd, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    I’m late to the party on listening to Jaclyn Friedman’s awesome podcast, Fucking While Feminist. I first listened last week when I saw her tweet that she had interviewed most excellent fat and sexuality activist Hanne Blank, and after listening to that interview (also great), I checked the archives and downloaded a few other podcasts I wanted to listen to. While on a slow, freezing, snowy commute to work this morning, I listened to Jaclyn’s interview … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: In Transition (Ryerson Review of Journalism)

    January 7th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    When even Canada’s top LGBT publication struggles to find the right words, will journalists ever accurately reflect the complexities within the trans community? The Ryerson Review of Journalism has a piece up about Elisha Lim, friend of Shameless, and their struggle to have their preferred pronouns used in queer media: “There was this one moment where I said I prefer the pronoun ‘they,’” Lim says. “It was kind of my shaky first attempt so I wasn’t too … READ MORE

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    Recommended reading: Caitlin at the Mamafesto

    October 29th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Our own front-of-book editor, Caitlin Blennerhassett, is featured [being awesome] in an interview at the Mamafesto: My feminism is always changing, as I engage more with the literature, and as I experience living in different communities around the country. My feminism changed radically when I took a class in my Masters degree where we read Peggy McIntosh’s famous essay, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack” and many other relevant pieces like John Howard Griffin’s “Black Like … READ MORE

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    Recommended Viewing: It Gets Fatter

    August 29th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    It Gets Fatter is a project started by three self-identified fat people of colour, with the intent of building a dialogue around being fat people of colour in a fatphobic world, eating together and being in safe spaces together. “… maybe it could be a project, like It Gets Better, but actually better, because people of colour are doing it.” They have so far posted an introductory video that can be found here, and a version with … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

    August 7th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Highly recommended piece from the amazing Harsha Walia over at Racialicious. While these murders were abhorrent, they were not ‘senseless’. The ad nauseaum suggestion that the killings were senseless attempts to construct the shooting as random and without logic, when in fact racist hate crimes operate through the very deliberate and precise logic of white supremacy. White supremacy, as a dominant and dominating structuring, actually necessitates and relies on a discourse that suggests that hate crimes are … READ MORE

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