Our Sunday Links

 

This week we said goodbye to Rookie; you can read Tavi Gevinson’s last ever editor’s letter here and you can read some other musings on what the end of Rookie means for digital women’s media.

Lindsay Nixon writes about the ways that Indigenous women are made to keep secrets within a context of colonialism that will to weaponize any admission of abuse within Indigenous thought.

Get to know Patricia Maginnis, a pro-choice activist who radically altered the abortion “debate” as we know it.

Amil Niazi on white motherhood: “When maternal outcomes for women of colour are three times more dire than for white women, should we not be talking more openly about the desperate need for black and brown mothers to be centred in the conversation about what motherhood looks like in 2018?”

The Elizabeth Frye Society in Edmonton is piloting a program to give free legal advice to survivors of sexual assault.

Nickita Longman on the forced sterilization of Indigenous women, an ongoing genocidal practice in Canada.

An open letter to Pride Toronto, addressing their insistence on having police at pride and failure to acknowledge BIPOC history and involvement in Pride.

 
Our Watch Yourself issue has started to roll out! Keep an eye out as this week as we continue to publish work engaging critically with surveillance. Don’t miss Almah LaVon Rice on Black OCD; Lorraine Chuen on power; Mirusha Yogarajah on gentrification; eyos on time; and new fiction from Francesca Ekwuyasi and Naliah King.

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