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October 1, 2018

Mindfulness. What is it? Before I really understood it I thought it was just another of the absolute plethora of buzzwords that people threw around in the never-ending quest to live an unrealistically healthy lifestyle. Yoga. High intensity workouts. Clean eating. Meditation. Mindfulness. Pass! I thought. I’m living my best life with my pizza and video games! […]

May 28, 2018

Recently, it’s been really cold. It’s been difficult to get out of my toasty bed to brave the freezing gauntlet to the shower when I can see my breath in the air. I’m just not feeling it. We’ve all had days or months where things seem disheartening. Assignments are impending, you’re in a fight with […]

April 9, 2018

So you’ve made it to week five! It’s about this point where the thrill of Orientation (or returning to Uni), getting your party on, making new friends (or reconnecting with old ones), is starting to wear off, and you have fully dived into coursework. The assignments that looked so far away are looming on the […]

July 24, 2017

Note: This text is provided as is, with a glossary at the end for definitions of uncommon terms.   Two hushed and expectant couples wait in adjoining ultrasound rooms, watching their future children wriggle and kick on the screen. Two doctors look closely at the fuzzy images and declare their genders. Two happy declarations ring out: […]

May 29, 2017

Those of us on the rainbow spectrum use a lot of terms to describe our gender identities that can be confusing. Nonbinary. Agender. Genderqueer. Androgyne. Transfeminine. And so on. Today, I’m hoping to shed some light on genderfluidity. Firstly, it’s necessary to narrow down exactly what we mean by “gender identity.” It’s not: what you […]