Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand: Broadening the Literary Landscape

Evelyn C. White
December 20, 2020

The distinguished poet, novelist, essayist, editor, activist and filmmaker Dionne Brand has claimed many of the nation’s most prestigious literary awards. When she was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2017, her citation described how Brand’s art has explored, … Read More

Vivek Shraya

Vivek Shraya on Transforming Transphobia

September 15, 2019
For 17 years, Vivek Shraya has been blazing a trail through pop culture, breaking boundaries between genres with apparent ease. This includes the release of 15 EPs and full-length albums as a solo artist, in collaboration with other musicians and … Read More
Leah Lakshmi

Not Over It, Not Fixed and Living a Life Worth Living: A Disability Justice View of Survivorhood

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
June 21, 2019
Recently I was auditioning a new therapist, who asked me, in all sincerity during the intake, if I thought the therapy I’d gotten in my 20s had “resolved my childhood sexual abuse.” … Read More
Lindsay Wong Photo by Shimon

Taking on the Woo-Woo

Joanna Chiu
April 23, 2019
Lindsay Wong was a year ahead of me in secondary school and lived a few blocks down the hill in a sprawling neighbourhood of large but generic homes in Coquitlam, British Columbia, an hour’s drive from Vancouver. I met her … Read More