The Dirtbag Woman of Colour: How Mindy Kaling Ditched Old Tropes and Finally Got it Right

The Dirtbag Woman of Colour: How Mindy Kaling Ditched Old Tropes and Finally Got it Right

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Shaneela Boodoo
ON
June 19, 2023
At the beginning of season three of Mindy Kaling’s Never Have I Ever, 15-year-old Devi Vishwakumar has it all. Her popularity has skyrocketed, she’s dating Paxton, the guy she’s been dreaming of since she was ten years old, and she’s … Read More
Speaking through the Cracks: Syrian Women's Prophetic Love under Siege

Speaking through the Cracks: Syrian Women’s Prophetic Love under Siege

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Banah Ghadbian
ON
May 2, 2023
This morning it is Saturday, February 11. I am dancing in my living room. The room spins while I dance. I see the concrete grey floors of my apartment, but I also see grey piles of rubble from the video … Read More
Hema Krueger Vyas and Kusum Vyas

The Colonial Games We Aren’t Meant to Win

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Hema Krueger Vyas
ON
March 15, 2023
“At last, it’s Shanivaar!”—a joyful phrase I heard weekly, signifying that my mother had made it to Saturday. Saturday was a busy day for our little family of three. My father would work two jobs that day—one in the morning … Read More
An Intimacy of Voice: A Conversation with El Jones on Abolitionist Intimacies

An Intimacy of Voice: A Conversation with El Jones on Abolitionist Intimacies

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Sanna Wanni
ON
February 6, 2023
El Jones is a poet, journalist, professor, and activist living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She teaches at Mount Saint Vincent University, where she was named the 15th Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies in 2017. Jones was Halifax’s … Read More
Jina (Mahsa) Amini

Jin, Jiyan, Azadî! Women, Life, Freedom!

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Falgoush
ON
January 16, 2023
On Sept. 13, 2022, Jina (Mahsa) Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman was arrested by Iran’s feared morality police for showing too much of her hair. She died three days later after falling into a coma from head injuries sustained while … Read More
Tara Kannangara. (Photo by Brittany Farhat)

The Extraordinary Tara Kannangara

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Andi Schwartz
ON
October 1, 2022
On a rainy September night, I climb a dark set of stairs and step onto the bright set of Extraordinary People, the narrative film accompanying Tara Kannangara’s upcoming album of the same name. A tiny crew of … Read More
Revolution Road

Revolution Road

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Abigail Matula
ON
July 1, 2022
It’s being called the “shadow pandemic.” After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of women and girls killed at the hands of male partners in Canada spiked by 50 percent, sounding alarm bells across the country. In 2019, … Read More
The Gospel of Breaking

The Gospel of Breaking

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Boetumelo Julianne Nyasulu
ON
April 15, 2022
Jillian Christmas describes herself as an introvert and a pretty private person. The poet, whose collection of poetry The Gospel of Breaking has garnered much acclaim, opened up in our interview about her need to hold close the “parts that … Read More