Check Yo Self

The past month has had me on some highs and lows. Reunions with friends = a high for sure. Berated with all manner of negativity on social media = a constant low. And by negativity, I mean the anger people have expressed with regards to COVID, BLM, Alberta separatism, the federal government being poopy (yes, … Read more

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Racist: The New Hate Word

When I was in Junior High School, I was a complete push over. I got bullied a fair amount, and I was called all manner of names, from racial slurs, accusations of being gay (because it was so ‘wrong’ to be gay), to my looks and physical features being laughed at and called out. Even … Read more

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Mind, Body, and Happiness

I walked into a boxing club in Calgary many years ago, and I was terrified. I walked in because I wanted to better myself, to feel better about myself, to challenge myself. But I was riddled with insecurities on whether I was good enough, if I had what it took to be a fighter. The … Read more

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A Working Family

These are pressing times indeed. Whether you are hoarding the many rolls of toilet paper from fear of shitting yourself, or living in absolute denial of this thing, “begrudgingly” staying home or closing shop with work. We are all affected by this pandemic, and for most us, we will be unable to make an income … Read more

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“Positive Vibes Only”

When I was in high school, my mom usually came home late after work. So, if I wasn’t working, me or my sis would cook dinner for the family before she came home. It was usually instant stuff, like hamburger helper or Kraft dinner, but sometimes it was an opportunity for me to work on … Read more

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