In anticipation of Truth and Reconciliation Day, I read this week for the first time the book 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality by Bob Joseph, published in 2018.
A stream-of-consciousness exploration of my recent dive into Western sapphic romance fanfiction/novels.
This week, we look at Ryan McMahon's rending podcast about the unsolved murder of Indigenous teenagers in Thunder Bay, a "debate" on the existence of "state racism" in France, and end with the extraordinary poem "The Palace" by Kaveh Akbar.
Joachim and I played Minecraft together and had some meandering conversations about Minecraft, the modding culture, the history of the server, and the inherent colonial nature of these games.
This week: a post-apocalyptic novel by Aliette de Bodard in the ruins of Paris, the ethics of mining trauma for literature by Lindsay Nixon, the inimitable Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom, a critical look at IWD in Québec by Émilie Nicholas in Le Devoir, and more!
> Oh, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in ’t! The Tempest, Act 5, Scene 1, 188-191 One of my
“Debout, debout!” comes the static-filled call from the raging granny on her microphone, somewhere far into the crowd. Another microphone, this time pushed into the face of my partner, the only visible man
On a school trip when I am ten years old, I find myself on the littoral—where earth and water meet—of the river in Tadoussac, listening to a teacher asking the gathered
Canada has no history of colonialism. - The Canadian Prime Minister in 2009