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May 23, 2019

As a kid, I would always get in trouble for talking with my mouth full.   I’m sure most of us have been there, stuck in this dichotomy wanting to comment on absolutely everything, while catering to a child’s perpetual hunger. Without realising, I was a juvenile multitasker. I wanted the best of both worlds. […]

May 23, 2019

  Dreams of stardom are easy, fulfilling, and most often, fairly fleeting. It’s not very hard to look at a person in the media who’s doing well for themselves, and decide that you want that life.   I should know. I did.   My name is Emma Maguire, and I’m a reformed YouTube vlogger. I’ve […]

May 21, 2019

A perky young woman waves to the camera. She has long shiny hair—maybe there is a hint of exhaustion in her eyes, but who can tell? The refrain comes: “Hi guys, and welcome back to my channel!” She tells us her name, and the name of her child; perhaps the child is just out of […]

May 20, 2019

I don’t know about you, but my sex education was garbage. In my backwards, patriarchal education, I didn’t learn about basic health and safety measures. And I definitely didn’t learn about female anatomy.   A UK study from February of this year found that 52% of people couldn’t locate the vagina. Of the women in […]

May 20, 2019

“RUIN YOUR FUCKING SELF BEFORE THEY DO. OTHERWISE THEY’LL SCREW YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE A NOBODY. THEY’LL KEEP YOU ALIVE BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO CRAWL AND SAY “THANK-YOU” FOR EVERY BONE THEY THROW. YOU MIGHT AS WELL STAY DRUNK OR SHOOT JUNK AND BE A CRAZY FUCKER. IF THE RICH GUYS WANT TO PLAY WITH YOU, […]

May 20, 2019

“It felt like spaghetti and meatballs—as if my insides were spaghetti and meatballs, and someone was eating it up.” Cara Adler was experiencing this level of pain almost constantly throughout last year. She has endometriosis, a condition of the uterus which causes huge amounts of pain, amongst other symptoms. I barely knew what endometriosis was […]

May 13, 2019

I arrived a little too early and decided to have a hot chocolate while I waited. As a man, I was nervous and intimidated to have a conversation with Olie. Sitting somewhere in between, ‘tampons and pads don’t make me queasy’ and ‘I have not the slightest clue what period poverty is’, I was ready […]

May 7, 2019

You don’t need to be Roman Catholic, or even religious, to get a feed at the *Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre* (the ‘Soup Kitchen’). From 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. at 132 Tory Street, they give out free soup, toast or bread, and a cup of tea/milo/coffee—normally Havana Supreme! Dinner is 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. and the first meal […]

May 7, 2019

“Sometimes I’d look at a monkey or something and be like ‘hey, they do kind of look like humans’”   “Then I’d think… I’ve learned all these other things, which mean that for me, that can’t be true.”   Alex is a creationist. He believes in a young earth—that is, that the Bible encompasses all […]