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Bif Naked
Bif Naked Rebuilds the Stage of Life
Anna Lazowski
Summer 2016

It was a surprising side effect from the chemotherapy Bif Naked experienced during her treatment for breast cancer. Spending time with other women who were sharing her cancer experience clarified...

Nalo Hopkinson
Sci-Fi Writing as a Radical Act
Niranjana Iyer
Spring 2016

If you don’t read fantasy and science fiction because you think it’s all about heroic loner dudes saving the world—run, don’t walk, to Nalo Hopkinson’s books.

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"OH NO, IT'S A GIRL!"
Deborah Ostrovsky
Winter 2016

The Positively Sexist Things People Say About Daughters

"Comme vous êtes pointue, Madame!" Women in my Montreal...

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KC Adams and the Art of Disarming Racism
Shawna Dempsey
Fall 2015

KC Adams stood before her father and wept. Despite what had been a thriving career as a visual artist, she had no exhibitions scheduled for the future. She had no ideas for new work. She feared...

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The First Fight for Suffrage
Renée Bondy
Spring 2015

Emily Howard Jennings Stowe, remembered mainly as a tireless advocate for women’s suffrage and education, was also the first woman to have a medical practice in Canada. After her initial...

Tanya Tagaq
Tanya Tagaq Takes Flight
Cindy Filipenko
Winter 2015

Tanya Tagaq and her music are genre-defying.

But, then again, that’s what makes them both so great. Tagaq is great because she’s talented, real, warm, funny and not above using...