Originally published in Progressive City (progressivecity.net) Access the article by clicking here. Zine distro table. Image retrieved from QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK. What’s a zine? Those of us who are disenfranchised by dominant economic and cultural systems, and with precarious resource-access, use zines as a vernacular form of communication. Artists and authors the world over make zines to… Continue reading Zines, Queers & Economic Democracy: Vernacular Culture in Social Economy
How fear of the foreign has taken hold of Canada’s COVID response, hurt (im)migrants and newcomers, and shifted attention from root causes. In a world so ravaged by crisis, Canada prides itself as a compassionate leader. Canadians rejoice in their country’s multiculturalism — congratulating their accepting society at a time when many nations rally around… Continue reading The polite xenophobia compelling Canada’s ever tighter travel restrictions
Tracklist:I Don’t Hate California After All, Carly Rae JepsenI Don’t Search I Find (Club Mix), Honey Dijon x MadonnaMagic, Kylie MinogueHillside Boys, Kim PetrasXanax, Lindsay LohanHe’s On the Phone, Saint EtienneSunscreen, SOPHIE x LizPower To The People, Octo OctaIn Your Eyes, Kylie Minogue
What About Pride? We’re Better off Without It (As We Know It) As COVID-19 began at the burgeoning of Spring in North America, and lock down initiated (for most of us) shortly after, the question lingering behind our collective existential dread became more and more pressing as the days became longer and the flowers blossomed:… Continue reading What About Pride?
Tell Toronto City Councillors Josh Matlow and Kristyn Wong-Tam to INCREASE TPS BUDGET CUTS. The ‘progressive’ (some say ‘radical’) contingent of our City Council is proposing a mere 10% budget cut to TPS. This comes at the same time as the City CUTS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars to essential services like transit, childcare, and… Continue reading Tell Councillors Matlow and Wong-Tam to INCREASE TPS BUDGET CUTS
Every time I look at the night sky with a friend, we marvel at our small place in the universe. “You can really see a lot of stars here, not something I’m used to.” I told Toni while we found ourselves together again in a nighttime park. This park was dotted with the occasional street… Continue reading Jupiter Shines in August
My neighbourhood around 9:30pm in late June 2019.
The pavement will be wet, the sidewalk sticky. In what will seem like perpetual darkness, few keep outdoors. The people of light will have staked their claim to the exterior world — outside the walls built by the others to seize that which made these ones free. And besides, the people of light will become… Continue reading Light in 3 Tenses – Tense III : Nightcrawlers
On what is otherwise a cool and cloudless night, the cement and flesh concoction that is our city swirls into a hot mass. The mass is called here, or now. Entropy. Now, then, or there. The city is gone. A boiling goo emerges. The mass emits a glow to illuminate all its surroundings – a… Continue reading Light in 3 Tenses – Tense II : Melt-down
“What have you seen here differently since you got back from your trip to the West?,” Mariam asked, itching the side of her close-shaven head. “What’s changed in your eyes?” “In my mind’s eyes?” Constine asserted the question as a correction. “In your mind’s eyes, yes.” Mariam was sitting across a small, wooden table from… Continue reading Light in 3 Tenses – Tense I : A Return