Our Sunday Links

Happy belated Trans Day of Visibility! I hope you’re spending the day eating foil eggs and watching The Matrix or something just as nice.


As Kai Cheng Thom reminds us, trans visibility does not equal trans liberation.

Four trans activist talk about what it means to be seen in 2018

The Care and Feeding of Your Sex Change, a new column in Entropy Magazine, described as “a guide to eating your way through hormone replacement therapy, plastic surgery, standing in line at state offices, lying to gatekeepers, fielding invasive questions from strangers, concealing panic attacks, and managing eating disorders, all disguised as a recipe column.”

Get all the dirt, gossip, and glamour of trans history with Morgan M Page’s One From the Vaults Podcast.

A little bit of icon Amanda Lepore

Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues is available free online; read it and bask in the excellent of trans literature.

Daniel Heath Justice’s letter to emerging Indigenous writers and visionaries.

“I wondered how something could be so pervasive, so all-encompassing, responsible for the world as we know it, and still not be able to be clearly seen.” Alicia Elliott on dark matter and the ways structural racism is always being invisibilized.

Starting a conversation amongst Indigenous writers and editors about narrative, who can tell which stories, and how to respectfully tell these stories, Delilah Saunders has written about her disapproval of poetry written about the murder of her sister Loretta.

According to Roxane Gay the Roseanne reboot is funny, sure, but not worth watching because of the ways it normalizes dangerous politics.

The creative writing students at UBC are exhausted.


In case you’ve missed it, our weather issue is here! You can read about queer urban ecologies, about trash and sailing, about swimming as an space for healing, and about the radical praxis of masturbation for an Indigenous woman making a home on her land and in her body.


The Latest

Fuck Me Up: Submission as Trauma Magic

Clementine Morrigan considers the healing power of BDSM and how the process of surrendering power in a controlled, consensual, chosen situation can be an act of reclaiming power after a lifetime of not having a choice.

Our Sunday Links + Weather Issue Wrap

A weekly round up of links from GUTS + reflections on our Weather issue


Drawings and words from cool months spent monitoring fish farms with wild salmon protectors in Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw territory

Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer

New fiction from Francesca Ekwuyasi traces the ups and down of long distance friendship, from Lagos to Halifax and back.

Fire in Fort Mac: Stories from the Mushroom Trail

In the aftermath of the 2016 fires in Fort McMurray, morels flourished. Carley-Jane Stanton foraged alongside mushroom hunters, discussing the future of the oil sands, our changing climate, and how the economy effects workers' choices.

Our Sunday Links

A weekly roundup of links from GUTS

One Hundred (and Three) Swims

After Kaley Kennedy's miscarriage, she decides to swim 100 times in 2017. In the water and out, she reflects on queer family-making, increasing the terrain of kinship, and using your body to show up, even when it's hard.

Morality Cuts: Uncovering Queer Urban Ecologies 

Estraven Lupino-Smith walks through the history of urban wilderness in Montreal, Toronto and Victoria, finding both cruising spots and coyotes.