Anti DiFranco: Spitfire by Cindy Filipenko
Ani DiFranco’s commitment to being a free agent is inspiring.
While the indie musician is definitely concerned about the state of her country, she’s not particularly worried about the impact George W. Bush’s administration has had on civil liberties—not on hers, anyway.
“As Utah Phillips would say, ‘The amount you resist is the amount you are free.' And I think I will always resist this basic encroachment on my human rights, so I will always feel free. “
Mary Walsh: Queen Of Comedy Stands Up For The Disenfranchised by Monica Kidd
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. To these, Marg Delahunty gives voice.” What do you make of that?
Tanks R Us: Sarah Beck On The Fine Art Of Self Defence by Roewan Crowe
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.
Beck’s latest project is entitled “Öde,” a Swedish word meaning both waste and fate. This multimedia project consists of several elements, including a website, a 32-page full-colour mail-order catalogue and an actual life-size tank.
A Complicated Kind of Author by Di Brandt
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?
Turbo Chicks: Talkin' 'bout My Generation by Krista Scott-Dixon
"Third-wave feminism" is a catchy yet contested term for the ideas and activism of young North American women. Lara Karaian, Allyson Mitchell and Lisa Rundle created an anthology that reflects the issues and experiences of these women. Their book, Turbo Chicks, (Sumach Press, 2001) challenges the image of young women as apathetic, apolitical dupes of an anti-feminist backlash. Instead, the contributors to Turbo Chicks present a lively, intriguing series of opinions and perspectives which are by turns thoughtful, provocative, funny, angry and poignant.
Time to Slay the Perfect-Mother Myth by Jeanie Keogh
A generation ago, middle-class women grew up with the understanding that it was possible to have it all: healthy, well-adjusted children, successful careers and fulfilling personal relationships.
The Rise of Hipster Sexism by Meghan Murphy
Describing the hipster is something you aren’t supposed to do. The mere mention of the fact that there are hipsters outs you as not being one.
Confessions of a Reluctant Crafter by Deborah Ostrovsky (Winter 2012)
I'm standing beside the cash at a popular Montreal knitting shop, and giant beads of sweat are rolling down my face.