Category Archives: Tackling Racism

Dawkins, Shingles, a Penknife, and Pickled Mango/Ginger

The other day, I wrote a post on how valuing intentions can be a radically compassionate act. I’ve written too in a previous post about how Christmastime has been generally a very beautiful and meaningful time for me, and how reclaiming … Continue reading

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Pretty Men Stone Lady

Part 1 I looked in my sister’s face and found my reflection, the one I had crawled out of somewhere last year, The shell  on the other side of the room, I carry her with me, the carcass, the carapace still venom … Continue reading

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Answering “So, What’s Your Background?” – 201

A little while ago, I was at a party that was mostly white. It’s been a long while since I was in a mostly-white setting, and I’d maybe forgotten some of the issues that arise disproportionately. So while I wasn’t … Continue reading

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How to not lose, or regain, your account with a “false” name on Facebook

Yesterday, I wrote about how someone had reported me on Facebook for using a fake name, and why you should never ever report anyone for using a fake name on Facebook. Today, I want to share some tips and strategies … Continue reading

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8 Reasons you should never report someone on Facebook for using a false name

(If you’ve lost access to your account due to being reported for a “fake” name, please see How to not lose, or regain, your account with a “false” name on Facebook) Recently, my account was deactivated because, I was told, there … Continue reading

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Heat

You have summer’s stifling heat, carry it in your skin, and in your eyes, memory and vision of what 40 degrees of scorching heat can blister through: your mouth is a memory of green chilies and sometimes red eaten raw – vocal cords … Continue reading

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Janus Lady – Five

Five: They say that we darken our hair and eyes with spells But I would tell [you] that it is quite the other way around, that the hair and eyes came first before the spelling. I would tell you that our hair … Continue reading

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Eating Woman Brown

I asked with blank eyes: ‘oh I’m sorry, I didn’t realise you wanted to eat me. I thought you just wanted to eat me out. but yes, alright, this makes more sense given our circumstances’ I always tend to forget … Continue reading

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Encountering Arrogance in a Coffee Shop, or: The Old White Dude at Starbucks Who Knew More About my Research than I did (Not)

I was at a Starbucks, working on my research and studying for an exam in the fall, when I noticed an acquaintance of mine from McGill University. Since we’re both no longer in Montreal, the chance meeting was something of … Continue reading

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The Problem With Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign, Part 3: Beyond Beauty – to Reject or to Reclaim?

Hey everyone! I’ve been playing around with html and mostly, overall, failing. However, I did figure out page jumps to make the blog post just ever so slightly more readable. Only a bit though. Because if I had to suffer … Continue reading

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