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Detransition, Baby – 3 Voices

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters was published early in 2021. It has been nominated for an array of literary awards and held a position on the bestseller list. Peters has written several earlier novels and holds both MA and MFA.  Responses by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, Fiona Green, & Dallas Cant When I received Detransition, Baby […]

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WHAT IS GOING ON??

Responses from Fiona, Jaque, Jessica & Dallas Ukrainian forces battled Russian invaders on three sides on Thursday, February 24, 2022 after Moscow mounted an assault by land, sea and air in the biggest attack on a European state since the Second World War. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-attack-feb24-2022-1.6362512 I don’t know how to process what’s going on in the […]

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Omicron and Blaming

By Fiona and Jaque At the start of the pandemic, BC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, was hailed as a hero for communicating clearly with citizens, being a voice of encouragement and information. Imagine our surprise when recently talking with others and hearing them toss off criticisms of Henry — as if it were […]

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The COVID she-cession: not a new normal but the same old story … all work and no wages for women.

by Fiona and Jaque To make quality jobs available to women who are mothers responsible for the care of school age children, it’s imperative for employers to develop flexible work programs and patterns. There has been a lot written about companies developing hybrid work schedules, but many of these follow regulatory patterns, so that you […]

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Respecting Trans change and refusing a social climate of despair

“Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair.” ― bell hooks, Talking About a Revolution: Interviews with Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, bell hooks, Peter Kwong, Winona LaDuke, Manning Marable, Urvashi Vaid, and Howard Zinn https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10697.bell_hooks?page=3 A number of social pressures are currently working against broad […]

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Trans Beauty, Grief, and Bodily Autonomy ❀

by Dallas Cant CW: anti-trans violence, trans loss, death.This may be a particularly heavy post. If you are struggling and need to talk to someone, Trans Life Line is a resource that you might find useful. They are a grassroots hotline that is operated by and for trans people. In Canada, call (877) 330-6366 ; […]

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It’s coming on the festive season

How to celebrate? This time last year we couldn’t get together with friends and family because of Covid. This year, so many fellow Canadians are struggling with climate change crisis. In this post we want to ask, what, if anything, makes this still a wonderful life? Yesterday on my walk along the beach in the […]

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Anti-bullying attitudes and Anti-vax protests: who’s bullying who?

by Jaque and Fiona A big thanks to Lisa Rosen and Linda Rubin for drawing our attention to October being the National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in the USA on our P/I/K blog. According to Canadian School Counsellor Magazine, https://canadianschoolcounsellor.com National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is also observed in many Canadian schools. Doing a little internet […]

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Back in Class (Masks and Civility)

What happens when you don’t feel relief after getting double vaxx? As Fiona, Jaque and Dallas talk we name a kind of anxiety that washes over as we move back, in micro ways, to in-person outdoor and indoor gatherings. There are reminders to be patient and civil at grocery stores, medical spaces and restaurants. Front […]

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Reflections on Returning to School in Fall 2021?

Thoughts from Fiona Green and Dallas Cant What a wild time to be living through. This phrase, like many other pandemic ‘taglines’ I’ve picked up over the last year and a half, has been routinely on my tongue. When thinking about the return to school and teaching, it’s the first thing that comes to my […]