Spring has technically sprung, and all of the pieces from our Weather issue are now published! You can check them all out here – we are so proud to publish work from generous and talented thinkers, artists and writers who are engaging with the difficult question of how to live in this ever-changing climate. Thank you infinitely to all of the editors, writers, artists, creators and readers who made this issue possible – we are so grateful to you.
Looking for something to read today ? May we suggest:
Live Thru This – poetry from Andrea Abi-Karam on climate change, queer collectivities and Courtney Love
NDN Weather Report – eyos’ report on living in the city as an Indigenous person, creating new worlds through old relations
Black Gender Abolition? – Rebecca Jade’s inquiry into what would the future look like if gender were something infinite to grow into, instead of another form of anti-Black domination
Growing Season – Anne Theriault’s reflection on how growing plants forced her to rethink tenderness, failure and self-care
Kwe becomes the moon, touches herself so she can feel full again – Quill Christie-Peters writes about how, as an Anishinaabekwe, masturbation is a revolutionary process of falling in love: with her body and her homelands.
A Log of the Sea – In this photoessay, Maya Weeks logs the weather, marine debris, gendered violence and so much more against a backdrop of anthropogenic climate change.
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.
One Hundred (and Three) Swims – Kaley B. Kennedy writes about how after her miscarriage, she decided to swim 100 times in 2017. She reflects on queer family-making, increasing the terrain of kinship, and using your body to show up, even when it’s hard.
Fire in Fort Mac: Stories from the Mushroom Trail – Carley-Jane Stanton’s piece on foraging alongside mushroom hunters, discussing the future of the oil sands, our changing climate, and how the economy effects workers’ choices.
Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer – New fiction from Francesca Ekwuyasi that traces long distance friendship, queer heartbreak, SAD and colonialism – from Lagos to Halifax and back.
Anadromous – Leya Tess’ drawings and words from cool months spent monitoring fish farms with wild salmon protectors in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory
Editorial Note – our reflections on writing about the weather in a changing climate
If you read and enjoyed work from this issue, please consider sharing with others who might be interested – whether it’s on social media or directly, we want this work to reach those who will care about it, and we need your help with that! You can also support us on Patreon – your contributions allow us to continue paying artists and writers for their work.
Want something else to read/listen to/learn more about today? Here are a few options:
A panel on Black Feminism and Post-Cyber-Feminism
In Toronto tomorrow? March for Public Education and support our friends in CUPE 3903!
That’s all! Happy Sunday!