Category Archives: Essays

The White Umbrella: Imitators in the Long Shadows of Cultural Appropriation

The backstory: Toronto artist, Amanda PL, has been called out for cultural appropriation and plagiarism. Widespread outrage within First Nations and artistic communities resulted in the cancellation of her upcoming exhibition. To make matters worse, a video was released where … Continue reading

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Runes

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.“  Marcel Proust In 1983, my boyfriend gave me a set of Viking Runes. By that time we were a few years into our relationship, and … Continue reading

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Still Standing

Sometimes we get knocked down. For a while. We lay there, supine, gazing at the world with hazy longing while an invisible anvil pins us to the bottom of an indifferent river. An eternity ticks by in slowww-motion, tick, tick, … Continue reading

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