Our Sunday Links

What a week. We hope you are all taking care of yourselves and each other as best you can. We’ve been listening, hurting, witnessing, regrouping, and working on our Love issue, which launches tomorrow. It features angry, caring, and brilliant feminist essays, art, poetry, and fiction. We cannot wait to share it with you.

Here’s a very short list of links to fuel your rage, motivate action, or soothe your hurt:

âpihtawikosisân locates U.S election results within a larger history of white supremacy and settler colonialism.

Desmond Cole thinks through the U.S election and Canada’s response.  

Zoé Samudzi demonstrates white women’s investments in white supremacy.

Toni Morrison’s No Place for Self-Pity, No Place for Fear, on making art in the face of political malevolence.

Women of colour on healing, and caring for themselves.

Jezebel published a list of pro-women, pro-immigrant, pro-earth, anti-bigotry organizations you should support, if you’re able to, in resistance to the current president-elect.

Adding to the list, since capitalist white supremacist cisheteropatriarchy and settler colonialism are not limited to U.S borders, here are some organizations that you could send your money to:

Native Youth Sexual Health Network

Trans Lifeline

Black Lives Matter Toronto

Onaman Collective

Walking With Our Sisters

Supporting the work of these groups is so important, especially if you’re a cisgender white settler with some extra money! Also, please send us links to any other organizations doing resistance work in Canada and we can continue to update this list.

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Our Sunday Links + Weather Issue Wrap

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

Anadromous

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.