A better year

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One year ago I wrote to you of the trying year that was 2013. And though I’m approaching two months of near-total internet silence I can’t resist posting these brief reflections on the last year. I’m a sap that way. … Continue reading

#DontSueMeCUSA

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Last month, I published an article attempting to link the “F*ck Safe Space” t-shirt scandal at Carleton University to the well-executed right-wing takeover of their undergraduate Student Union (CUSA) three years ago. The article was later picked up by Rabble.ca, … Continue reading

(re)viewing childhood

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Some days when all I do is avoid responsibilities while streaming copious amounts of Netflix, I find myself watching films from the 80s and 90s as background noise while dabblin’ with words or photos. I’m then struck by the overt … Continue reading

Safe(r) Spaces & CUSA’s shortcomings

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A former colleague used to begin a workshop on membership engagement with the question, “which school has the most apathetic students?” Student representatives from coast-to-coast would be quick to shout out the name of their respective institutions, all convinced that … Continue reading

White hands down

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I’ll be attending the vigil in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising and victims of police brutality Sunday night in Montréal. I’ll be attending because like many of you my eyes have been glued to my news feed this past week … Continue reading