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Don’t Read His Post If You Hate Fatphobia, Says Wil Wheaton

I’m used to it every day I stand up for myself and people like me: body positive people are blind. They’re ignoring the health risks. Fat is ugly. Fat can be absolutely controlled. On and on and on. And usually, I’m able to let these things roll off my back, because I know that fat… Continue reading Don’t Read His Post If You Hate Fatphobia, Says Wil Wheaton

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Elliot Rodger Is Not The Only Man Who Wants To Kill Women

As a feminist, I’ve known of the Men’s Rights Activist Movement, or the MRAs, for awhile. They’re men that believe women owe them something. They believe feminism is a scourge on the earth. They believe that they are superior to women and that it’s the fault of women that they can’t get laid, and they… Continue reading Elliot Rodger Is Not The Only Man Who Wants To Kill Women

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Bigotry Doesn’t Carry a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card

Lately, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be a bigot. It’s a weird thing to think. In fact, I struggle very hard not to be bigoted in any way. I’m part of several marginalized groups in society and I know firsthand what it’s like to experience bigotry directly, through being a fat gay… Continue reading Bigotry Doesn’t Carry a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card

Cultural Appropriations · General Ramblings

You’ll Never Die On Broadway: Stories Told Through Music

I actually can’t remember listening to a lot of music growing up. It seems like most people I know can remember loving certain artists from the time they were toddlers, but the only music I ever remember growing up with was Anne Murray’s Christmas album. My parents would throw that record on the stereo, no… Continue reading You’ll Never Die On Broadway: Stories Told Through Music

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Sacrifice on Good Friday: Finding Meaning As An Agnostic

I was having a conversation with one of my coworkers yesterday about religion. He’s Jewish, and this week, he is celebrating Passover. As we stood in the dusty warehouse, with the shafts of light illuminating the dust from high above, he told me that for him, it’s not about religion. It’s about tradition. It’s about… Continue reading Sacrifice on Good Friday: Finding Meaning As An Agnostic

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“Lake Effect: Voices of Toronto’s History” Is My Extended Love Letter to Toronto’s Early Citizens

It’s a place many of us have been before – stepping from the comfortable into the new, scary, and maybe exciting. It’s the story of modern-day immigrants, but it’s also the story of those that shaped our countries and our cities the way they are today. It’s no secret that I adore the city I… Continue reading “Lake Effect: Voices of Toronto’s History” Is My Extended Love Letter to Toronto’s Early Citizens

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Supporting Canada’s Sochi Athletes: My Decision

I hate slotting people into little boxes. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Everyone has an identity, but the way they identify may not be their entire identity, and it’s certainly not the most interesting thing about them. I’m also a big believer in acceptance, which means I don’t believe that one facet of… Continue reading Supporting Canada’s Sochi Athletes: My Decision

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My Life Online: A Story of Today’s Communication

I was recently paging through an old journal of mine when I noticed that it abruptly stopped on June 19, 2001. I had to keep the journal for my high school “Writer’s Craft” class, and I used it as a way to sort out my confusing feelings regarding my own sexuality, the withdrawal of one… Continue reading My Life Online: A Story of Today’s Communication