All Eyes on Palestine: The Responsibility to Witness Suffering

All Eyes on Palestine: The Responsibility to Witness Suffering

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Rana Nazzal Hamadeh
ON
February 21, 2024
In one of the many videos that have emerged from Gaza since October 7, a woman is pulling two toddlers in car seats behind her as she makes the 14-kilometre route from Gaza City to the central Gaza Strip on … Read More
Falling Back in Love with Being Human

Falling Back in Love with Being Human

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Kama La Mackerel
ON
January 22, 2024
It is early August in Toronto and I am lucky enough to be at the launch of Kai Cheng Thom’s latest book, Falling Back In Love With Being Human: Letters to Lost Souls. In a room she carefully decorated with … Read More
Rebel at the Table: In Conversation with Sara Ahmed

Rebel at the Table: In Conversation with Sara Ahmed

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Christina Hajjar
ON
December 14, 2023
The Feminist Killjoy is a fierce and poetic embodiment of willfulness and refusal. Feminist Killjoys are willing to get in the way of happiness to create a better world. They are willing to speak difficult truths, cause a disruption, create … Read More
Love as Refusal

Love as Refusal

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Jennifer Smith
ON
November 15, 2023
Refusal is often viewed in the negative. We can think of so many examples of being refused and feeling disappointed or hurt. In trying to flip this adverse idea of refusal, I have begun seeing refusal as a space of … Read More
Refusing the Gaze

Refusing the Gaze

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Ojo Agi
ON
October 13, 2023
There are many ways of thinking about “the gaze” when it comes to visual representations of women, and Black women in particular. Throughout my artistic practice in figurative drawing, my approach to the gaze has shifted in response to my … Read More
The Pleasure and Pride of Indigiqueerness: Paintings from a Queer NDN Baby 

The Pleasure and Pride of Indigiqueerness: Paintings from a Queer NDN Baby 

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Natalie King
ON
September 14, 2023
I am mainly focused on love. Strawberries, hearts, embraces, and gentle eyes: through painting, I show you I care. This love carries me through my arts practice and my personal life. I hope all the queer natives that see my work feel … Read More
Women Talking: When Leaving Isn't the Hardest Part

Women Talking: When Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Part

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Tamara MC
ON
September 14, 2023
Women Talking, an award-winning, international best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, was adapted into a screenplay and directed by filmmaker Sarah Polley. The star-studded cast includes Frances McDormand (Scarface), Claire Foy (Salome Friesen), Jessie Buckley (Mariche Loewen), and Rooney Mara (Ona … Read More
Idil Abdillahi (Photo: Samuel Engelking)

Black Women Under State

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Ella Taylor
ON
July 24, 2023
“We are sitting together, I am asking her a set of questions that we both know are absurd because we both know exactly where they stem from and lead to, all in the name of research. Moreover, it’s something we … Read More
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