Witches

“Witches aren’t monsters, they’re just women! They’re fucking women who cum and giggle and play in the night. And that’s why everybody wants to set them on fire ‘cause they’re so fucking jealous” – Ilana Wexler, Broad City, S4:E3-18:30-19:10

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Mini Skirts, Side Salads & Religion

I ate meat accidentally on Wednesday. I was with a party who hadn't realized there was meat hidden in a dish. I was mortified when it was discussed afterward and it seemed everyone knew-- apart from me, although it was announced that I was a vegetarian in the beginning. Everyone seemed to smile at me... Continue Reading →

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Baby Blue.

  "Nevertheless, in every kind of human communication, there are always going to be things that one cannot translate. No matter what the language, there are gaps and absences." "I became very interested in these kinds of vacillations and in how they are expressed through physical places and psychics states." "Once I was able to... Continue Reading →

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#BlackGirlMagic is not a Cult

Today I'm writing this post to remind and ensure everyone that #BlackGirlMagic is not a threat to whiteness, it never has been and never will be. Rather #BlackGirlMagic is a hashtag of empowerment. More and more each day this hashtag has populated the feeds of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and for that we have CaShawn... Continue Reading →

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Types of Privilege – Part One

Privilege rears its head in many forms and places. It is crucial to remember that those who are privileged in one form may be under privileged in another. And for that reason, we must always reassess the roles we play in the narratives of privilege and discrimination. Heterosexual Privilege: I have a love/hate relationship with Coming... Continue Reading →

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Pussy for Privilege: Part One

“He’s gone, it’s time to lose the weight and move on.” “Don’t marry anyone too dark.” “Why is your hair like this?” “Oh my god, I’m in shock.” “You look so good.” “Is this hair yours? Is it relaxed?” “Men like curly hair, but nothing too kinky.” "Marry a white man." Here are just a... Continue Reading →

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Rant: “Nude” vs. “Beige”

I spend 40 hours a week working as a Bra Specialist at a Canadian lingerie retailer. Although, it isn't what I intend to do for the rest of my life, it has taught me some incredible life lessons and skills. Amoung them are the controversies and issues with the word "nude." In the beginning, I... Continue Reading →

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My Favourite characters from the Baby, You're Blue Series  

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While You Were Sleeping

I hate WOKE culture. I hate it as a metaphor. I hate it as a trend. Because being woke is so fucking privileged in so many ways. The fact that you had the freedom to sleep soundly for so long is pure privilege. And while you’ve been dreaming black, Indigenous, people of colour have been... Continue Reading →

06.20.20

I am fascinated by the ways in which we give energy to the people who hate us and none to those who love us; by the naivety that wasted money is more dreadful than wasted time and how in hindsight old love outshines the new and lies taste better than truth.

writing prompt V – between 2 tongues

Writing Prompt Five Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. Below you will find your fifth writing prompt. Remember, prompts may be completed in any language. Write a word from any of your tongues that you struggle to translate into English. Once finished, draft a poem as its definition. Sit with this prompt for as long as... Continue Reading →

writing prompts IV + V – between 2 tongues

Writing Prompts Four & Five Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. Today we will complete sister prompts: two prompts which compliment each other. Below you will find your fourth and fifth writing prompts. Sit with these writing prompts for as long as you need, play with your lines. Consider language— and by language I mean expression,... Continue Reading →

language & land

I spit cherry pits Into the Thames. I prance in the streets my ancestors dare not step; I drink the wine, smell the lavender Sleep soundly. I thank my sisters for bringing me back To nibble and milk the teat of This place called "Motherland." -from away & back, by leaf jerlefia

writing prompt III: between 2 tongues

Writing Prompt Three Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. Below you will find your third writing prompt. Words are magical. There is wonder in every word. Today we’ll create magic through neologism. Sit with this writing prompt for as long as you need, play with your lines. Consider language— and by language I mean words, meaning... Continue Reading →

writing prompt II: between 2 tongues

Writing Prompt Two Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. Below you will find your second prompt. Prompts may be completed in any language. In one language, write a poem about misunderstandings. Now, directly translate that poem into a second language of which you are fluent. How has the poem changed? What remains the same and what... Continue Reading →

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