I May Destroy You is Stunning

BY NYALA V. ALI   “What’s here… becomes rather… abstract… Where does it go?” stammers a confused publishing agent, in response to a book draft by Arabella, the protagonist of Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy […]

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Summer 2021

When Kinship Was Colonized: An interview with Allyson Stevenson; Poet Rita Wong Defends the Climate; Female Friendship and more.

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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 […]

Burning Sugar Tastes Sweet

BY EVELYN C. WHITE As a former resident of Salt Spring Island, I was immediately drawn to a poem of the same title in Cicely Belle Blain’s engaging debut collection. “a dry and radiant sun […]

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When Kinship Was Colonized

Allyson Stevenson’s book Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship is both personal and political. From 1961 to the 1980s, Indigenous and Métis children were routinely removed from […]

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Take a Time Love Journey

“Take it easy, take it slow/ We’ve got so far to go.” Nigerian-Canadian musician Sadé Awele begins her EP Time Love Journey with this mantra. It’s a fitting opening to a collection of smooth tracks […]

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How to Indigenize Popular Culture

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 […]

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Buzzed on Equality

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 […]