So, You’ve Been Left on “Read”

We all do it. We open a message, read it, and decide not to reply.  Sometimes it’s because we can’t think of anything else to say or we’re not interested in the conversation anymore; sometimes, we glance at the message and forget to reply as we do other things; and sometimes, we choose not to […]

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Social Distancing is Social Decency

The past six months have changed almost everything about our daily lives. We’ve gone from crowded lunchrooms and nights out with friends to home offices and zoom parties. Nothing is the same, least of all social decency. Trying to soak up the last dredges of warm weather, I’ve been going for walks almost every day. […]

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Let’s Not Fly Away: Flying During Covid

I love to travel, and, like many of you, dislike how Covid doesn’t let me travel. I cancelled two different trips this year because of the pandemic, one of them a four-week voyage back to the homeland (Italy). I was missing the thrill of planning a trip and seeing new places. Luckily, I still had […]

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Basic White Girl Season

I was reading Gin’s September blog last week, and I was like, “Yes, I do love toques, pumpkin spice, and everything nice.” Then I went, “Holy shit, I’m hella basic.” Fall is basic white girl season. It’s my time to shine and drink all the PSL’s in all its forms (have you tried the cold […]

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Her Bad Idea Review & Interview

Recently, I was lucky to get my hands on an advanced copy of Her Bad Idea, the seventh book in Sagan Morrow’s Polyamorous Passions series. Plus, I had the opportunity to interview Sagan about her own experience being poly, the fun she had writing three different narrative styles, as well as teases for the upcoming […]

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Is Bon Appetit Cancelled?

I’ve been thinking a lot about cancel culture lately, especially in regards to organizations.  I love watching food programs on YouTube (or FoodTube, as the cool kids call it), and one of my favourite channels was Bon Appetit. Unfortunately, in the surge of ousting racial inequality during the protests earlier this year, it was revealed […]

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Tips For Enjoying Nature Without Bugging Out

Because of COVID, all my travel plans were cancelled this year. I’ve been using my suddenly free summer to explore more of Manitoba and neighbouring Lake of the Woods, and have found some really beautiful spots. Now, if you’re like me, you enjoy almost everything about nature. There’s something incredibly soothing about kayaking across a […]

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I Told Body Dysmorphia To F%*K Off

I experience body dysmorphia almost every day; everyone does, to varying degrees. We look in the mirror and fixate on every flaw we find in ourselves. These are the things that make us feel insecure and question our worth. For me, I notice the bulge of my stomach, or my squinty left eye, or my […]

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A Scaredy-Cat Watches The Haunting of Hill House

I’m a scaredy-cat. Legitimately terrified of scary movies. To give you some context, I watched Paranormal Activity when I was younger and didn’t sleep until the sun came up for three weeks afterwards. I am very easily startled, so jump scares are the enemy, but I am chill with monsters thanks to years of watching […]

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Black Canadian Creators You Should Be Following

There is so much I’d like to say about what’s happening right now. I’ve written pages and pages about the protests, my own acknowledgement of my white privilege, and how I haven’t been a good ally.  I was scrolling through my Instagram and became suddenly much more aware of all the white faces I saw. […]

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