Spring 2021


Sonya Ballantyne on Indiginizing Popular Culture, Emma Donoghue profile, How to tell if a brand really gives a sh#$ about Black People, Promising Young Woman, a dozen book reviews, Lebanese women win eco-award and more.

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PULL OF THE STARS GAZES ON PANDEMIC                                    / 16
Emma Donoghue’s newest novel, The Pull of the Stars, takes place
in Dublin, Ireland, during the 1918 flu epidemic. Released in July 2020,
four short months after the global coronavirus pandemic struck,
the novel is just the latest in the author’s string of more than a dozen historical
fiction novels featuring female characters.
by Susan G. Cole

HOW TO INDIGENIZE POPULAR CULTURE                               /20
Indigenous culture creator Sonya Ballantyne remembers the first
time that she saw herself in something “cool.”  It was the Michael
Jackson music video Black or White, in which an Indigenous girl
appears in a jingle dress. Today, the Manitoba  filmmaker is using
her Indigeneity to shape the future of popular culture for future
generations of Indigenous girls.
by Stephanie Cram

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, corporations
climbed on top of one another to position their brands as Black positive.
Cicely Belle Blain takes a look at racism in the workplace and how to make corporate
culture more transparent.
by Cicely Belle Blain
THE POWER OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE LEARNING                                       /5
by Lianne Leddy
TURNING THE PAGE ON REPRESENTATION                                                          /15
by Cheryl Thompson
DODGING BULLETS AND BELIEVING WOMEN                                                     /28
by Kate Sloan
DISARMING MILITARY MISOGYNY                                                                           / 40
by Penni Mitchell

MUSIC                                                                                                                                       / 29
Chrysalia by Eve Parker Finley; Time Love Journey by Sadé Awele.
Reviews by Rosie Long Decter

BOOKS                                                                                                                                       /30
Shut Up You’re Pretty by Téa Mutonji; Maternity and Other Corsets by Siobhan Jamison;
A Diary in the Age of Water by Nina Munteanu; 26 Knots by Bindu Suresh;
Naming the Shadows by Sharon Berg; Taken by the Muse: On the Path to
Becoming a Filmmaker by Anne Wheeler; Black Racialization and Resistance at
an Elite University by rosalind hampton; Feminist Acts: Branching Out Magazine
and the Making of Canadian Feminism by Tessa Jordan;

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