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Herizons Fall 2018
Herizons Fall 2018
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HERIZONS FALL 2018 | VOLUME 32 NO. 3

News

TAKING AIM AT ANTI-ABORTION PROPAGANDA . 6

by Joyce Arthur

DOCUMENTARY GIVES VOICE TO MS. LETTERS 7

by Amanda Le Rougetel

THE MYSTICAL IS POLITICAL . 8

by Renée Bondy

WOMEN SEEK TREATY ON GLOBAL VIOLENCE 11

by Doreen Nicoll

Features

FEEDING THE FIRES OF CHANGE . 14

Kinnie Starr’s music combines pop, rock, hip hop, punk

and spoken-word poetry. Her new album, Feed the Fire,

reflects a powerful impulse to change the world and to

challenge the ubiquitous power of social media.

by Stephanie Cram

WHAT WOULD JANE JACOBS DO? . 18

Taking on the power of developers. Citizen-led walking

tours. Legendary city planning maven Jane Jacobs created

an urban movement to bring cities’ priorities down to the

grassroots level.

by Emilie K. Adin

CUTTING THE ICE . 24

Annie Pootoogook’s distinct depictions of Inuit life are

included in the collections of the National Gallery of

Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and several other

institutions. A new exhibit and accompanying book

honour Pootoogook’s work and explore her influence

on contemporary art in Canada.

by Evelyn C. White

TUNING IN TO TIME’S UP . 28

The Time’s Up movement has struck a chord in Canada.

It’s reflected in the increasing number of recording artists

and organizations of women who work in the music

industry who are demanding equal opportunities and

greater diversity, both onstage and off.

by Cindy Filipenko

Arts

FILM REVIEWS . 32

Roller Dreams, directed by Kate Hickey; Kusama:

Infinity, directed by Heathen Lenz; The Third

Option, directed by Thomas Furhapter

by Maureen Medved

FALL READING 34

Something is Always on Fire: My Life So Far by

Measha Brueggergosman; Shrewd: A Wry and Closely

Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls by

Elizabeth Renzetti; The Unceasing Storm: Memories

of the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Katherine

Luo; ProblematicHow Toxic Callout Culture Is

Destroying Feminism by Dianna E. Anderson; Gush:

Menstrual Manifesto for our Times edited by Rosanna

Deerchild, Ariel Gordon and Tanis MacDonald;

Gender Unchained: Notes from the Equity Frontier, by

Lorraine Greaves and Nancy Poole; Women Talking

by Miriam Toews; Black Star by Maureen Medved.

POETRY SNAPSHOT 44

Stomata by Genevieve Lehr; Thing Is by Suzannah

Showler; Otolith by Emily Nilsen

by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

Columns

THIS IS WHAT A REVOLUTION LOOKS LIKE 5

by Penni Mitchell

NO JUSTICE WITHOUT COMPASSION 13

by Susan G. Cole

STEPFORD WIVES REBOOTED . 41

by Joanna Chiu

GUEST ROOM . 48

Ford Drives Diversity Back into the Closet


Herizons Summer 2018
Herizons Summer 2018
$6.75

HERIZONS SUMMER 2018 | VOLUME 32 NO. 2

news

SLUT OR NUT FILM TAKES ON RAPE ………. 6

by Courtney Edgar

UKRAINIAN DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE

LAW CELEBRATED …………………………….... 7

by Anastasiia Sychova

REVISITING THE STONEWALL NARRATIVE.. 10

by Renée Bondy

VANCOUVER HEALTH COLLECTIVE AT 45…. 11

by Janet Nicol

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER RECORDS WAR

HORRORS IN SYRIA……………………………… 13

by Dario Sabaghi

features

ISKWÉ’S BLUE SKY FUTURE ………………….. 16

Iskwé says the subject matter of her latest album, The

Fight Within, “couldn’t be more personal and sacred

to me.” In addition to discussing her music, Iskwé

discusses reconciliation and decolonization in this

must-read interview.

by Cindy Filipenko

IRANIAN WOMEN PROTEST

MANDATORY HIJAB LAW ……………………...21

Quietly but determinedly, individual women in Iran

are removing the hijab that they are required by law to

wear and posting their protest images on social media.

by Ava Homa

DIGGING DEEP, DIGGING PROUD ……………..24

Whether the work is done in India, Africa or

Manitoba, growing food brings joy and inspires pride

among those who make it their life’s work. It’s a shame

that this work is so invisible.

by Jennifer DeGroot

MAKING ROOM FOR LIFE………………………. 29

Multidisciplinary artist Aisha Sasha John, whose latest

book of poetry is I have to live, joins words with movement

in her recent performances, which include The

Aisha of Oz.

by Cheryl Thompson

FILM REVIEWS . ………………………………….32

Hot Summer Docs: Dina, The Rape of Recy Taylor,

Regarding Sontag and Check It.

by Maureen Medved

HOT SUMMER BOOKS ……………………….. 34

Heroes in My Head: A Memoir by Judy Rebick; The

Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit; Collected

Tarts and Other Delicacies by Tabatha Southey; A

Frenchwoman’s Guide to Sex after Sixty by Marie de

Hennezel; Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for

Menstrual Equity by Jennifer Weiss-Wolf; The Sweetest

One by Melanie Mah; Scarborough by Catherine

Hernandez; Oracle Bone by Lydia Kwa; The Dutch Wife

by Ellen Keith.

ARTIST PROFILE …………………………… 43

Line Dufour Honours Victims of Violence with

Re-collection

by Doreen Nicoll