“Each Death is a Preventable Tragedy” is the cover story for THIS Magazine’s Pride issue. It tells the stories of five trans women lost in the city of Toronto, and exposes the role of police and other city institutions in denying them justice.
The latest instalment of the Hot-Takeaways for the third week of March, 2018! Get it while it’s still hot.
I wrote for Teen Vogue about trans women doing drag, the non-linear nature of transition, and how drag is about serving it, not faking it.
I wrote for CANADALAND about the failures of limited narratives, why it’s vital to have transgender writers when covering transgender topics, and why we need to stop talking about pronouns and start talking about poverty.
I wrote for Torontoist about the ongoing battle over Pride Toronto at City Council, “hyper-diverse” queer communities, and the dangers of making cheap political gestures.
I teamed up with my friend Vincent Mousseau to write for CBC about Pride, the police, and what inclusivity means for queer people today.
I wrote for Mic about Pride Toronto, the unduly powerful police in this city, and Pride’s changing history and legacy.
I wrote for Torontoist about the legacy of QuAIA, the “LGBT-friendly” banks that invest in colonialism, and how Desmond Cole is right to call bullshit on Toronto City Council’s recent Pride defunding debacle.
I wrote for The Establishment about splattering the wall with cum, becoming a “transbian,” and how transitioning is rarely a linear process.
I wrote for GUTS: Canadian Feminist Magazine about voyeurism, Joanne the Scammer, and the difference between being seen and being depicted.