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HERIZONS

FALL 2022 | VOLUME 36 NO. 3

news

U.S. ABORTION ACTIVISTS MOBILIZE

FOR MIDTERMS . 6

by Penni Mitchell

PREGNANT? PUNISHING INDIAN

WORKING WOMEN . 7

by Deepa Kandaswamy

LESLIE McCURDY: WHY I’M A FEMINIST . 9

by Renée Bondy

features

HARASSMENT HERO . 14

How Bonnie Robichaud Changed the

Workplace for Women

Bonnie Robichaud shares the story and aftermath of

her experience of sexual harassment while working at

the Department of Defence. As demonstrated in this

interview, and in her memoir, It Should Be Easy to Fix,

Robichaud’s tenacity paid off.

by Susan G. Cole

THE KING’S MIDWIFE AND

THE SCHOOL OF MIRRORS . 18

Eva Stachniak shares her passion for Madame du

Coudray (c. 1712–1794), a prominent Parisian midwife,

who is one of the characters in Stachniak’s new book, The

School of Mirrors. Madame du Coudray became the king’s

midwife and toured France to train 20,000 students with

her teaching mannequin “machine.”

by Eva Stachniak

THE EXTRAORDINARY TARA KANNANGARA . 22

Musician Tara Kannangara is working on a narrative

film, Extraordinary People, to accompany her upcoming

album of the same name. She describes growing up as a

girl of colour, as well as how her efforts to bring about

antiracist and diversity calls-to-action at the University

of Toronto led to her resignation.

by Andi Schwartz

arts & ideas

FILM . 28

Slash/Back, directed by Nyla Innuksuk,

reviewed by Nyala Ali.

MUSIC . 29

I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and

My Dresses by Backxwash

Waves by Kelly McMichael

Reviews by Rosie Long Decter

BOOKS . 30

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu

Remnants by Céline Huyghebaert

The School of Mirrors by Eva Stachniak

Unrest by Emma Côté

Standing in a River of Time by Jónína Kirton

Time Out of Timem by Arleen Paré

Nedí Nezu (Good Medicine) by Tenille K. Campbell

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke

Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #Metoo Movement by Toufah Jallow with Kim Pittaway

Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison by A. J. Verdelle

Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers by Funké Aladejebi

Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World by Elinor Cleghorn

Mothering, Community, and Friendship edited by Dannabang Kuwabong, Dorsía Smith Silva, and Essah Diaz

No Second Chances: Women and Political Power in Canada

by Kate Graham

columns

FEMINIST PUBLISHING FOREVER . 5

by Christina Hajjar

ACTIONS MUST FOLLOW PILGRIMAGE OF PENANCE . 11

by Lianne Leddy

PROTECTING ABORTION IN CANADA . 27

by Manjeet Birk

KEEPING HERIZONS’ SPARK ALIVE . 40

by Penni Mitchell

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