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Rebel at the Table: In Conversation with Sara Ahmed

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 an intervention. Feminist Killjoys will not be silenced, confined, or controlled! As cultural critics, philosophers, poets, and activists, Feminist Killjoys often start their work young—at home, around the kitchen table—then later, around the tables of institutions and in feminist spaces. […]

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Love as Refusal

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 love, the care in refusing something that is not right for you, and the example you set for others when you clearly and caringly state that you need something else. […]

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Refusing the Gaze

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 personal experiences, research, and conversations with other women, artists, writers, and health-care practitioners. In this essay, I unpack these shifts, explore the contexts in which I have been creating, and revisit a few of my favourite drawings. […]

Fall 2022

Read our feature interview with indie jazz artist Tara Kannangara; Meet Bonnie Robichaud, who was sexually harassed when she worked for the Canadian Military and won her case at the Supreme Court more than 30 […]

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Fall 2021

Fourth Wave feminism, Rewriting the Climate Apocalypse, I May Destroy You, Feds’ Anti-Violence Plan and more

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Rewriting the Climate Apocalypse

After spending years avoiding books about the environmental crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic finally pushed me to confront my uncomfortable fears about the Earth’s future.   Over the last year, I read more than a dozen […]

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Interview: Souvankham Thammavongsa

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, […]

Feeding the Fires of Change

For the last three years, Canadian singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr has been on a slow path of recovery from a severe brain injury she experienced following a car accident. Starr doesn’t remember much from that day […]