Our Sunday Links

 

El Jones writes about her experience in Halifax as a Black woman who speaks about racism.

A beautiful piece by Brandon Taylor on being queer, single, and sometimes lonely (but mostly not).

Tamara Malcolm, an Anishinaabe mother, is hosting IndigenousXca this week and is discussing the ongoing colonial violence perpetuated by the state through Child and Family Services’s apprehension of Indigenous children. You can support her continued legal battle to regain custody of her children here.

The federal government is doing public consultation on “Transforming the Criminal Justice System,” if you’re interested in completing an online survey. My feedback is simply “Abolish.”

Help emerging artist and writer Arielle Twist attend a Banff residency!

This week marked the 26th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Anne Thériault remembers the people who were killed as bright, lively young women instead of statistics.

We know that the rapists in Hollywood are a little more visible, but what about perps in the literary scene?

An interview with Maggie Nelson.

If you haven’t already, read the latest instalment of Carly Boyce’s advice column, In the Cards.

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