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Bless her heart, Lena Waithe is a shining light for all the little lesbians in training.

Deborah A. Miranda considers her relationships to perpetrators of sexual assault as an Indigenous woman, in the wake of women sharing their stories about Sherman Alexie’s abuses:

I believe the women, because they are my community, and have been, before and after whatever small successes I have had. They have little to gain, and everything to lose, by telling their stories.

I know how hard, how painful, it is for an Indigenous woman to “tell” on a powerful Indigenous man who has accepted the privileges of power.  On a man who has elevated the literature of our people into mainstream news, classrooms, bookstores.

 

The Indigenous Students’ Council is calling for Indigenous Student non-participation in the Reconciliation and Indigenization efforts being promoted by the University of Saskatchewan administrative councils, until their calls for Indigenous student autonomy are supported.

Terese Mailhot’s piece I Used to Give Mercy to Men is brilliant.

Read Naomi Sayers’s letter Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada on how the criminalization of sex work fails in protecting Indigenous women.

 

Kailey Havelock adds to the conversation on sexual harassment in Concordia’s creative writing program and the ways the institution cultivates silence.

How whisper networks fail in stopping sexual violence

Desmond Cole is demanding a shift in how people use their institutional power, specifically asking key members of the Federation of Black Canadians to prioritize the changes Black people in Canada need above their own professional ties.

The importance of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture!

 

In The Agony of Intimacy, Chelsea Murray considers how pain can transform our relationship with our body, self, and others.

Are you in Toronto without plans for Women’s Day? Nightwood Theatre is hosting a cabaret, FEMPOCALYPSE 2018, this Friday, March 9th. All profits are going to Sistering: a local, multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated cis and trans women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed.
Enter Summer Literary Seminars’ writing contest and you could win a trip to Georgia or Kenya!

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