Essays and Criticisms

‘Holithey’ shopping: Amazing gifts by transgender or non-binary makers
Books, pins, prints and more that support local, emerging, super-talented artists
December 4, 2019 on CBC Life

Nova Scotian marine biologist follows the life and habits of the grey seals of Sable Island
For CBC The Nature of Things

Sable Island: The perfect home for grey seals
For CBC The Nature of Things

A single pill may be the key to overcoming many paralyzing fears
For CBC The Nature of Things

The science of the scare: Designing the perfect haunted house
For CBC The Nature of Things

Incontinence Is a Public Health Issue — And We Need to Talk About It
“I’ve lived with incontinence for all 25 years of my life, and I’ve yet to see my experiences reflected in any form of media.”
January 4, 2019 on them.

Why accessibility in the queer community is still a problem
Disabled queers want more than just to be able to get up the doorstep to your party. We want to be part of our community
June 26, 2018 on Xtra

Brown, Queer, Disabled and Modelling
A Nuance writer explores the power and the hardships of modelling at the intersections of gender, ability, and race.
May 30, 2018 on Nuance

On Calling It What It Is: Misogyny and the Toronto Van Attack
What happened to Anne Marie D’Amico, Dorothy Sewell, Renuka Amarasingha, Munir Najjar, Chul Min (Eddie) Kang, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Forsyth, Sohe Chung, Andrea Bradden, Geraldine Brady, Ji Hun Kim is a product of misogyny. Why aren’t more of us speaking up against it?
May 10, 2018 on Nuance

Let’s Look at Erotica as a Legitimate Genre
Smut as literature
March 13, 2018 on Nuance

Balancing Privilege
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

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)

The ‘Miraculous Cure’ Trope Is Not The Disability Representation We Need
July 26, 2016 on The Establishment