photo by Mary Vallarta

How to Indigenize Popular Culture

BY
Stephanie Cram
ON
March 21, 2021
Sonya Ballantyne is a lot of things: a filmmaker, a writer, a motivational speaker, a podcaster and yes—even an official Barbie role model.When she was first contacted by the Mattel toy company in 2019, her first thought was that they ... Read More
Buzzed on Equality

Buzzed on Equality

BY
Sonali Roy
ON
January 9, 2021
Like many other business sectors, the Canadian cannabis industry is male dominated. However, years after Ottawa passed the Cannabis Act, a growing number of female entrepreneurs, including many women of colour, are working to blow away regressive attitudes about gender ... Read More
Interview: Souvankham Thammavongsa

Interview: Souvankham Thammavongsa

BY
Irene D'Souza
ON
September 25, 2020
The exquisite and beguiling short story collection How to Pronounce Knife pierces the heart, leaving the reader melancholy but euphoric. Souvankham Thammavongsa’s ability to instill a spectrum of emotions is a testament to her startling, fresh, lyrical and powerful prose ... Read More
Summer 2020

Intimate Acts and Everyday Rebellion

BY
SHAWNA DEMPSEY
ON
June 20, 2020
As social animals, we like being together: we watch each other, listen to each other, and share in witnessing. It goes without saying that when we are together, we feel less alone. Among the many things that COVID-19 unexpectedly ... Read More
Spring 2020

Combing Through Black Beauty Culture

BY
CICELY-BELLE BLAIN
ON
March 15, 2020
It’s Sunday evening and I’m sitting on the couch. On the table in front of me lie three combs, two brushes, four Olive Oil products, a tub of cocoa butter, a hairdryer, a curling iron and about one thousand bobby ... Read More