Growing up as a ’90s Kid

Do you remember growing up in the ‘90s or early 2000s? Was it filled with good, bad, or downright embarrassing moments? The barrettes, the furbies, the denim, everything? Oh, and let’s not forget the collection of VHS movies.  I recently watched Kid 90 on Prime Video the other day. It takes a look at young […]

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Stop Asking Me Why I Don’t Want Kids

“Why don’t you want kids?” If only I had a nickel for the amount of times I’ve been asked that in the last month. Maybe it’s my age (a ripe ol’ 27) or not having seen people in a year, but conversations have been migrating towards settling down and having children more and more lately. […]

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How to be a Tourist in Your Own City

As things begin to open up and I start to leave my house more, I figured this would be a great time to explore my city. Honestly, when you think of Winnipeg, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Usually, it’s a friggin’ cold place to live, and there’s not much else going on […]

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Anxious About the Return to Normal

I’ve talked on this blog about how the pandemic has been difficult as an extrovert. Before, I would get a lot of my energy from seeing my friends and a busy calendar; social things fed my battery and supported my mental health. But now, after over a year of limited in-person interactions, I have social […]

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What They Don’t Tell You About Road Trips

Road trips are always fun when you begin the trip. You have your playlist at the ready, a giant pile of snacks in the back seat, and a list of wacky roadside attractions to take ironic pictures with along the way. All this made even better by the excitement of a vacation at the end […]

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Guilty Shopping Spree

When I was younger, I worked at a fast-food joint, and for the entire summer, I spent my paycheck on clothes, food, and random stuff I didn’t need. I had no concept of saving, but I didn’t care because “I was young and enjoying life.” Even as I got older, my shopping habits didn’t change. […]

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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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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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Crop Top Hesitation

It’s time to embrace our bodies. I’ve been seeing so many beautiful people embracing and loving their bodies in whatever clothes they want. It’s thrilling to see, and I want to feel the same way too. So, I decided to buy a couple of crop tops for myself. Before you ask, why are you making […]

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Know Thy Tropes

Let’s talk about tropes. We love them. We hate them. Whether the author sticks to them or subverts them, they are the foundation of every bestseller. Tropes are common (potentially cliche) plot or rhetorical devices in books or television. Examples include, but are not limited to, enemies to lovers, the chosen one, girl/boy next door, […]

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