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Herizons Summer 2021
Herizons Summer 2021
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HERIZONS SUMMER 2021 VOL. 35 No. 2

news

TURKISH WOMEN PROTEST DOMESTIC

VIOLENCE TREATY WITHDRAWAL. 6

by Dario Sabaghi

ABUSE SURVIVOR CALLS FOR

JUSTICE SYSTEM OVERHAUL. 7

by Doreen Nicoll

WHY I’M A FEMINIST: MEGHAN WHITE . 9

by Victoria Bailey

features

RITA WONG: THE POETRY OF WATER. 14

To enter Rita Wong’s oeuvre of poetry is to take

a journey through histories of resistance—at once

specific to the West Coast, and at once global and

transnational. Her activism in support of Indigenous

nations as land protectors and water-keepers is

integral to her belief that poetry is a public discourse,

with the capacity to affect and create communities.

by Jane Shi

FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS. 18

How Our Bonds Are Bound by the Political Landscape

From the Middle Ages to the current era of social

media, friendships among women have always been

rooted in the broader world context. And while

the bonds of sisterhood have withstood centuries

of suspicion and criticism, female friendships

today reveal a shifting landscape in which genuine

connections are more important than ever.

by Andi Schwartz

WHEN KINSHIP WAS COLONIZED . 24

Métis Families and the 60s Scoop

Allyson Stevenson talks about her new book,

Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop

and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship, a

timely examination of how Indigenous and Metis

families were torn apart during years of child

apprehensions known as the 60s Scoop.

by Stephanie Cram

 

reviews

MUSIC . 29

Theory of Ice by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson;

Anywhere but Here by TiKA

Reviews by Rosie Long Decter

 

BOOKS . 30

Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty by

Cheryl Thompson; Like a Boy but Not a Boy: Navigating

Life, Mental Health, and Parenthood Outside the Gender

Binary by andrea bennett; Hello. This is Jane. by Judith

Arcana; People You Follow by Hayley Gene Penner;

Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi; Mothers,

Mothering, and COVID-19: Dispatches from a Pandemic,

edited by Andrea O’Reilly and Fiona Joy Green;

Burning Sugar by Cicely Belle Blain; So You’re A Little

Sad, So What? Nice Things to Say to Yourself on Bad Days

and Other Essays by Alicia Tobin; Notes on a Silencing

by Lacy Crawford; Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of

Finding Love and Conceiving Family by Jane Byers; Sex

Work Activism in Canada: Speaking Out, Standing Up,

edited by Amy Lebovitch and Shawna Ferris; What

Hurts Going Down by Nancy Lee.

 

FILM REVIEWS . 38

Beans, directed by Tracey Deer, reviewed by Dipti

Gupta; Coded Bias, directed by Shalini Kantayya,

reviewed by Maureen Medved.

columns

INJECTING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

INTO HEALTH CARE . 5

by Lianne C. Leddy

ANTI-BLACK RACISM IS A

TEACHABLE MOMENT. 11

by Cheryl Thompson

BLAMING VICTIMS SO NOT FINE 28

by Kate Sloan

INEQUITIES BOOST COVID FATALITIES . 40

by Manjeet Birk


Herizons Spring 2021
Herizons Spring 2021
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herizons
Spring 2021 | VOLUME 35 NO. 1

 

news

LEBANESE WOMEN RECEIVE ECO PRIZE …6

by Dario Sabaghi

RIPPLE OF CHANGE SPARKS ACTIVISM …. 7

HUSH IS WORTH HOLLERING ABOUT 8

WHY I’M A FEMINIST: ANDREA O’REILLY . 12

by Victoria Bailey

 

features

PULL OF THE STARS : EMMA DONOGHUE . 16

Emma Donoghue’s newest novel, The Pull of the

Stars, takes place in Dublin, Ireland, during the

1918 flu epidemic. Released in July 2020, four

short months after the global coronavirus pandemic

struck North America, the novel is just the latest in

the author’s string of more than a dozen historical

fiction novels featuring female characters.

by Susan G. Cole

 

HOW TO INDIGENIZE POPULAR CULTURE ..20

Indigenous culture creator Sonya Ballantyne

remembers the first time that she saw herself

in something “cool.” It was the Michael

Jackson music video Black or White, in which an

Indigenous girl appears in a jingle dress. Today,

the Manitoba filmmaker is using her Indigeneity

to shape the future of popular culture for future

generations of Indigenous girls.

by Stephanie Cram

 

HOW TO TELL IF A BRAND REALLY GIVES

A SH*T ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE ……………24

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd and

Breonna Taylor, corporations climbed on top of

one another to position their brands as Black

positive. Cicely Belle Blain takes a look at racism

in the workplace and how to make corporate

culture more transparent.

by Cicely Belle Blain

 

columns

THE POWER OF INDIGENOUS

LANGUAGE LEARNING …………………………… 5

by Lianne Leddy

TURNING THE PAGE ON REPRESENTATION … 15

by Cheryl Thompson

DODGING BULLETS AND BELIEVING WOMEN .28

by Kate Sloan

DISARMING MILITARY MISOGYNY ……………..40

by Penni Mitchell

 

arts & ideas

MUSIC ………………………………………………. 29

Chrysalia by Eve Parker Finley; Time Love Journey

by Sadé Awele.

Reviews by Rosie Long Decter

BOOKS . …………………………………………….30

Shut Up You’re Pretty by Téa Mutonji; Maternity and

Other Corsets by Siobhan Jamison; A Diary in the

Age of Water by Nina Munteanu; 26 Knots by Bindu

Suresh; Naming the Shadows by Sharon Berg; Taken

by the Muse: On the Path to Becoming a Filmmaker by

Anne Wheeler; Black Racialization and Resistance at

an Elite University by rosalind hampton; Feminist Acts:

Branching Out Magazine and the Making of Canadian

Feminism by Tessa Jordan; Environmental Activism

and the Maternal, Edited by R. Jaremko Bromwich,

N. Richard, O. Ungar, M. Younger and M. Symons;

In Good Relation: History, Gender, and Kinship in

Indigenous Feminisms, Edited by S. Nickel and A. Fehr;

Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and

the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship by Allyson D.

Stevenson; Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow by

Saeed Yousef, Translated by Ahad Bahadori; Phillis by

Alison Clarke; The World is Mostly Sky by Sarah Ens.

FILM REVIEWS . ……………………………….38

Black Feminist, directed by Zanah Thirus, reviewed by

Evelyn C. White; Promising Young Woman, directed by

 

Emerald Fennell, reviewed by Kate Sloan.