We Forgot to Move to the Suburbs

“It’s a great location for a young couple, walking distance to downtown, to bus routes, bars and restaurants. The perfect STARTER home” That was how our house was sold to us as a newlywed couple in their twenties. 18 years and 2 kids later, we’re still here and not planning on moving any time soon. […]

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How Big Changes Make simple Tasks Difficult

Sitting down and writing something of substance is something I have not done since I graduated from university. Looking back on it now, I envy how student Geleena could roll up her sleeves and get shit done—starting a 2000 word essay the day before it’s due? Easy. Writing a blog post that is maybe 500 […]

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What Pride Means to Me

My name is Alexander Levi, I’m a twenty-nine year old queer transman and this is my queer experience, what pride means to me and what I hope for the future of the 2SLGBTQ* community. Before I start, I’d like to acknowledge that I am a settler on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional lands of the […]

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Our Love Stories Deserve A Happy Ending Too

I have found that some of my favourite films are the ones that I wish I could have written myself. They’re the ones that make me immediately want to run to my laptop, open up a new document, and find the bravery to put my ideas out into the world. These films have inspired me […]

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Why it Took me so Long to Realize that I’m Actually a Lesbian

Barbie and Ken. Tarzan and Jane. I mean, even the Grinch had a hetero love story with Martha Mae Whovier. Media representation and my personal socialization impacted me to believe that I would also have a hetero love story. Turns out, I don’t love being hetero at all. Quite the opposite, in fact. But we […]

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Happy PRIDE Month and National indigenous History Month!

We are very excited to be celebrating Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month this June! Alternating each week, we’re featuring a blog from a guest writer either about their experience as an Indigenous person or as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. National Indigenous History Month celebrates and acknowledges Indigenous history across Canada. Residential […]

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Misconceptions of Massage From a Massage Therapist

I get a lot of weird comments from people when I tell them I am a massage therapist. I have been called a “masseuse” which essentially means a sex worker. I have been asked why I like to rub people down. I also get people who straight up ask me to give them a massage, […]

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Independent Bookstores Have Always Been There For Me

Independent bookstores have always been there for me, whether I’m busy or not. When the first lockdown started, I was one of the lucky people who could stay home and did so for over two months. My biggest work and personal commitments stopped virtually overnight and, like for everyone else, that sudden shift was bizarre […]

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P.S. I Love Rom-Coms

We have a confession: we both love a good romantic comedy. And with Valentine’s Day coming up this Sunday, it’s definitely rom-com season (second only to Christmas rom-com season). As mature women in our late-twenties, naturally, we’re both ridiculously excited for To All the Boys: Always and Forever to come out on Friday and will […]

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An Ode to 2020

If 2020 were a poem… it would probably still be better than this. Enjoy some end of year cheesiness and have a wonderful holiday season! The weather outside is getting more frightfulBecause nothing this year has been delightfulSo, all you cool cats and kittensBuckle up and don’t forget your mittens Looking back at Covid and […]

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