“What might a critical approach to scholarship look like if it were based on love? I have a theory on that. I think it would look an awful lot like fandom — engaged, enthused, uninhibited, critical but lovingly so, and very very uncool.” I felt inspired by this article by Hannah McGregor, which talks about fandom in relation to the often harsh world of academic scholarship.
A photo series of the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Saskatchewan.
A great list of 15 Indigenous Feminists to Know, Read, and Listen To, reposted from earlier this year in honour of Indigenous People’s Day on September 22.
Mice Magazine has just released their latest issue on “Ghost Intimacies”. Here’s a great piece from the issue by Lindsay Nixon: “I’m not sure where the tendency to disassociate from my body and the way it holds pain came from…Womb Cxre taught me a language for the body I had been dissociating from for decades now.”
Sour Heart is Jenny Zhang’s latest book, a collection of stories about Chinese immigrant families. I’m about halfway through and would highly recommend. Here’s a new interview with her.
The latest on reproductive rights in Nova Scotia: you no longer need a doctor’s referral to get an abortion, and the Mifegymiso pill is free with a prescription.
This weekend at Nuit Blanche in Toronto, writer and transdisciplinary artist Jessica Bebenek critiqued the devaluation of “women’s work” by transforming T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” into a knitted tapestry over the course of 12 hours. See more info here.
I have anxiety about climate change all the time, and maybe you do too. Caroline Contillo writes the possibilities for dealing with this worry.
Can you picture the world in 50 years? These artists and researchers took a stab at it.
You need this video: here are the Long Nail Goddesses, via The Cut:
Long live the group chat! Especially for POCs! PS., the layout of this is so fun.
The Racial Imaginary’s first issue is out, and it’s about Whiteness.
Athletes taking a knee has taken over the news for the past few weeks, but did you know that the athletes of the WBNA have been “blazing trails for activism among professional athletes” for some time now?
One of my favourite pieces of the week: this is a thought-provoking and saddening article on fake news and Islamophobia in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Danielle Henderson writes about How to Make Your Own Family when your biological one isn’t working out.
Kira Garcia discusses catching herself judging other mothers.
“You do the work of being sick, the work of trying not to be sick anymore, the work of going to work while sick, the work of what is unpaid work, also. One chemotherapy treatment costs more money than I’ve made most years of my life. Could a poet on an alien earth explain how on this one, the sick body of a worker is the source of more profit than her healthy body at work?” Anne Boyer’s “Woman Sitting at the Machine”.
Check out this comic by Vreni: “How I Learned to Love Being a Hairy Lady“.
On a related note, an article about how “feminist body hair is rarely an option for middle eastern women.”
Finally, Morgan M Page’s latest column is out on the GUTS blog this week! Read it here: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy