As a freelance writer and editor, I have published news reports, essays, and criticisms covering topics from human rights issues to health and beauty. You can see samples of my work below.
So you think you’re funny?
Seven Toronto comedians talk hecklers, their careers, and the courage to start stand-up
April 2, 2018 on The Varsity
The Arrest of Bruce McArthur Will Not Save Toronto Police’s Relationship to 2SLGBTQ+ Community
TPS relationship with Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ community still strained following series of mishandled investigations
March 19, 2018 on Nuance
Can Landlords Ban Legal Cannabis? Here’s What the Law Says
Landlords and tenants prepare for cannabis legalization
January 17, 2018 on Leafly
Essays and Criticisms
Let’s Look at Erotica as a Legitimate Genre
Smut as literature
March 13, 2018 on Nuance
Exploring Power Dynamics in Intimate Relationships
December 13, 2017 on Nuance
Beyond Me Too: We Don’t Want Awareness, We Want Solutions
In response to the growing support of the #MeToo movement, this piece explores where we need to move forward
October 24, 2017 on Nuance
How Callout Culture Can Become Toxic
Callouts can be used to bring attention to important issues, but with any callout there needs to be context.
October 20, 2017 on Wear Your Voice Magazine
“iZombie” Teaches Us How to Show Up for Trauma Survivors
How the zombie virus became an analogy for the struggles and needs of trauma survivors
October 11, 2017 on Bitch Media
Making the (Sex) Blogging Community More Accessible
What can you do to make blogging, and more specifically sex blogging, community more accessible to disabled and racialized people
September 25, 2017 on Feisty Fox Films
Why LGBT spaces can be uncomfortable for queer people of colour
I thought I was supposed to try to be white if I wanted to accept my queerness. It didn’t occur to me that there were other queer POC hiding too
September 5, 2017 on Xtra (republished Oct 3, 2017 on The Body Is Not an Apology)
Chronic Pain & Disability @ Playground Conference
February 25, 2018 – Panelist
This panel discussed how living with a chronic illness or disability affects various parts of life around sex and sexuality. Topics touched on included dating, accessibility issues, being seen as sexy, and more.
Nuanced Conversations @ Playground Conference
February 25, 2018 – Panelist
This session was a guided conversation on sexual and reproductive health from a cross-cultural perspective. Writers, artists, and educators from Nuance sat down to answer questions on how newcomer, immigrant, and second generation experiences inform the needs that affects sexual health, from relationships to sexuality to access to care.
Thinking About Inclusion @ The 519
March 14, 2018 – Co-Facilitator
This workshop discussed what ableism is, how it is perpetuated and what facilitators and educators can do to improve their programming and workshops to be more inclusive and accessible.