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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.


Herizons Winter 2021
Herizons Winter 2021
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herizons
WINTER 2021 | VOLUME 34 NO. 4


news

JUSTICE FUELS ARAB PROTEST SERIES ……………..  6
by Tharwa Boulifi
HEALTHCARE EQUITY TOPS BIDEN AGENDA ……….  7
DEMANDS TO END FOR-PROFIT
SENIORS’ CARE GROW …………………………………… 8
SHELTERS RESPOND TO INCREASE IN
ASSAULTS DURING PANDEMIC ………………………… 9
WHY I’M A FEMINIST: SALIMA STANLEY-BHANJI .….12


features
DECONSTRUCTING PATRIARCHY……………………… 14
In 1975, the Winnipeg Art Gallery was the site of
a feminist art exhibition called Woman as Viewer.
Organized independently by a committee headed
by artist Sharron Zenith Corne, Woman as Viewer
disrupted not only the staid WAG but it challenged
the notion of art, and even spawned a movement
in feminist art with its crocheted breasts and vulvic
imagery. Sure a few penis sculptures were banned,
but communities were also created.
by Bev Pike

DAUGHTERS OF SMOKE AND FIRE ……………………. 20
Kurdish Struggles Detailed in Epic Novel
Ava Homa’s unflinching debut novel Daughters of
Smoke and Fire is a bitter treatise on the reality of
Kurdish struggles and desires, charted through the
life of her determined protagonist Leila and her
brother Chia.
by Irene D’Souza

WOMEN OF WEED ………………………………………..  24
Cannabis businesswomen in Canada are buzzed
about achieving greater gender and race equity.
Women tend to use cannabis differently, experts tell
us in this fascinating look at gender politics and pot.
by Sonali Roy


reviews
MUSIC ……………………………………………………… 29
Dead Broke by Like a Motorcycle; Stigmata by Backxwash
Reviews by Alison Lang

BOOKS . ……………………………………………………. 30
Broke City by Wendy McGrath; A Burning by Megha
Majumdar; Sweet Time by Weng Pixen; Daughters of
Silence by Rebecca Fisseha; This Woman’s Work by Julie
Delporte; Shut Away: When Down Syndrome Was a Life
Sentence by Catherine McKercher; Lost Lagoon/Lost in
Thought by Betsy Warland; These Wings by Kim Fahner;
Collected Poems of Bronwen Wallace, Edited by Carolyn
Smart; Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist
Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings, Edited by
Allyson Mitchell and Cait McKinney

FILM: HAPPY PLACE ……………………………………... 36
Writer and actor Pamela Mala Sinha’s new film, Happy
Place, is a fictionalized account of Sinha’s own experience
of trauma following her rape as a young woman.
The legendary Helen Shaver directs Sinha’s film, and
says she knew after her first read-through of the script
that it was a story that had to be told.
by Cindy Filipenko


columns
CURING TOXIC RACISM      ……………………………… 5
by Lianne Leddy
BIDEN TO BUILD BACK BETTER. ……………………….13
by Judy Rebick
PANDEMIC LESSONS FROM GAY MEN………………. 28
by Kate Sloan
DYING FOR A BETTER WAY TO LIVE………… ……… 40
by Beverley Suek