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herizons Spring 2020 | VOLUME 34 NO. 1

 

news

HOW KENYAN GIRLS CHANGED THIER WORLD . . . 6 
by Amanda Le Rougetel 

NEEDS OF YOUNG WOMEN WITH
DISABILITIES OVERLOOKED . . . 7 
by Sandhya Singh 
 
FILM EXPLORES LEGACY OF COLTEN BOUSHIE . . . 9 
by Doreen Nicoll 
 
features
 
COMBING THROUGH BLACK
BEAUTY CULTURE . . . 12 
Black hair is political. Whether it’s intention- ally worn as a political statement, or it becomes political based on assumptions of a white- dominant culture, Black hair is never just hair. Cheryl Thompson’s book Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture is a fascinating story of history, culture and Black feminist politics. 
by Cicely-Belle Blain 
 
WITCHES OF THE WORLD UNITE . . .  16 
There’s a witchy aesthetic sweeping through
feminist circles, and according to astrologers,
tarot practitioners and members of a witch 
collective, it’s no surprise, given these times of impending climate crisis and ever-expanding enclosures of capitalism.

by Andi Schwartz 
 
DIRTY PLOTTE . . . 22 
The Frenetic Feminism of Julie Doucet 
Quebec comic creator Julie Doucet has carved out a legacy as an artist who kicked open doors to explore gender and satirize social taboos.

by Nyala V. Ali 
 
reviews
 
MUSIC REVIEWS ............................... 28 
Night in the Park, Kiss in the Dark by Caveboy;
Hey, I’m Just Like You by Tegan and Sara; I Disagree
by Poppy 
by Alison Lang and Kate Sloan 
 
SPRINGREADING .............................. 30 
Rue des Rosiers by Rhea Tregebov; The Hard
Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis; Feel Free by Zadie
Smith; Paper Houses by Dominique Fortier; My Year 
of Living Spiritually by Anne Bokma; A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford; The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture by Alicia Eler; Four Unruly Women
by Ted McCoy; Thicket by Melanie Janisse-Barlow 
 
FILMREVIEWS ................................. 38 
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael; Retrospekt;
We Are Not Princesses

by Maureen Medved 
 
columns
 
GIVING BIRTH WHILE INDIGENOUS ................ 5 
by Lianne Leddy 

 
TRUTH AND WRECKCONCILIATION ............... 11 
by Judy Rebick 
 
#METOO:IT’S A MOVEMENT,NOT A VERB . . . . . . . . . 27 
by Kate Sloan 
 
RESPONSE TO COVID CRISIS MUST INCLUDE GREEN PLAN .......................... 40 
by Penni Mitchell 

Herizons Winter 2020
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herizons WINTER 2020 | VOLUME 33 NO. 4
 
news
 
RECORD No. OF WOMEN ELECTED ….6
by Penney Kome
DOC EXPLORES FEMALE SPACES ….. 7
by Amanda Le Rougetel
ANTI-ABORTION BILL DEFEATED
IN ALBERTA ……………………………...8
by Penni Mitchell
DAY CARE INVESTMENTS PAY OFF .. 9
MMIWG INQUIRY A CLARION CALL ..12
 
features
 
AIMING FOR JUSTICE ………………… 14
The legal system has failed rape victims and
done little to respond to criticism of its biases.
Feminist legal experts, including Elaine
Craig, author of Putting Trials on Trial: Sexual
Assault and the Failure of the Legal Profession,
are shining light on ways to facilitate greater
justice for sexual assault survivors.
by Michele Landsberg
THE ECOLOGY OF GRIEF ………………. 20
When poet Nikki Reimer’s brother died
suddenly in 2012, she felt like a collection of
body parts taped together by old Scotch tape.
“Trying to pull the molecules of the grief body
back into solid form in order to endure the
minutiae of a day and speak a relatable and
believable person-language” was near impossible.
by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk
DIONNE BRAND ………………………….. 24
Pushing Boundaries on the Literary Landscape
Acclaimed author Dionne Brand delights
and challenges her readers, employing themes
that delve into gender, race and sexuality.
by Evelyn C. White
 
reviews
 
MUSIC
Resonant Body by Octo Octa; Mental Health by
Rae Spoon……………………………………………30
by Alison Lang
WINTER READING …………………….. 31
Aphelia by Mikella Nicol; The Home for Unwanted
Girls by Joanna Goodman; A Curve in the Road by
Julianne MacLean; The Painting on Auerperg’s Wall
by Erika Rummel; A Matter of Latitude by Isobel
Blackthorn; Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time
for Society’s Crimes by Ann Hansen; Dear Scarlet:
The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa
Wong; Snow Melts First in the Middle of the Slough
by Catherine J. Stewart; How She Read by Chantal
Gibson; Heft by Doyali Islam; Matronalia by A.B.
Dillon; Following Sea by Lauren Carter.
FILM REVIEWS …………………………. 38
Bad Reputation, directed by Kevin Kerslake;
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., directed by Steve Loveridge;
Skate Kitchen, directed by Crystal Moselle
by Maureen Medved
 
columns
 
LEERY ABOUT LIBERALS . ……………..5
by Lianne Leddy
STOP, CHILDREN, WHAT’S THAT SOUND 13
by Judy Rebick
TRANS MYTHS AT LIBRARY EVENT …. 29
by Kate Sloan
BILL 21’s VEILED DISCRIMINATION ……40
by Penni Mitchell