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Kinnie Starr
Reach for the Stars
Cindy Filipenko
Fall 2006

Fair-skinned girls who want mainstream acceptance aren’t singing about gender politics or First Nations’ issues, either, but that’s exactly what makes Kinnie Starr stand out....

Mary Walsh
Mary Walsh: Queen Of Comedy Stands Up For The Disenfranchised
Monica Kidd
Summer 2006

Herizons: Historian Shane O’Dea said of you that: “Ms. Walsh has an agenda of speaking for the marginalia, those people consigned by power elites to burial in the footnotes of history...

Tanya Tagaq Throat Singer
Pump up the Volume: Tanya Tagaq Adds New Sound to a Centuries-Old Women’s Cultural Tradition
Megan Perry
Spring 2006

Throat singing isn’t a sound that’s easy to describe, even for Tanya Tagaq, so she relies on comparisons.

“It’s breath, it’s rhythm. To be very, well, pompous...

Tanks R Us
Tanks R Us: Sarah Beck On The Fine Art Of Self Defence
Roewan Crowe
Winter 2006

Sarah Beck is a cultural activist. The Saskatchewan-based artist makes crystal-clear connections between themes of consumerism, the militarization of daily life and the mass marketing of armaments...

women and tattoos, body art,
Tattoos More than Skin Deep
Alexis Keinlen
Fall 2005

When Patricia Roe was 46, her 20-year-old son, Adam, died while mountain climbing in Guatemala.

Several of Adam’s friends got tattoos to mark the loss of their friend. A few weeks...

Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness
A Complicated Kind of Author
Di Brandt
Summer 2005

Herizons: I’m so delighted to be able to chat with you about A Complicated Kindness. I imagine this book took a lot of courage to write. Can you talk about that a bit?