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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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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What To Do When There’s Nothing To Do

Before I start, I just want to say this isn’t about the pandemic (I think everyone has had enough of that topic). As a recent college graduate, this has been my first full year of being an “adult,” with a grown up job and responsibilities – you know, the exciting stuff. I’m sure anyone will […]

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Surviving the Distance

My boyfriend, Kris, and I have been together for seven years. Out of those seven years, two have been via a long distance relationship. Those two years apart have taught me something very valuable about having a partner; they can’t read minds. In 2015, my family decided to sell their house in Winnipeg and move […]

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Home

Have you ever spent time just wondering what it would be like to start over? To start a new life somewhere and have no one know your name, who you are, what you’ve been through?  These are the thoughts I used to wonder daily. They would float around, a strange dream of something new and […]

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