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On Allyship, Abuse, Identity, and Solidarity – and How to Make a Damn Difference (1)

*all names have been changed in the post below to protect people’s privacy!* I have been overwhelmed recently with thinking about what allyship means in my own life – or rather, what it has meant in the past, what it … 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 2: Rethinking Beauty

In my previous post, I discussed how there are some real problems in Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign. Some of these issues include problems related to retouching photos and, in their most recent installment, a lack of diversity along lines of … Continue reading

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