Category Archives: activism

Rick Mercer versus Gay Teen Suicide

48. In recent months there has been much emphasis placed on queer youth suicide, jump-started, perhaps, on October 2010 when 18-year-old Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi jumped off of a bridge to his death after his sexual encounter with an … Continue reading

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The Bystander Effect

41. I’m entering month two of my 9 months of writing this thesis and I’m, well to be kind to myself, a tad behind. Why? Life swirls on around me and I’ve decided I’m not going to miss a chance … Continue reading

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The Vagueness of Occupy Wall Street

38. I’m trying to write my thesis on the politics of loneliness. I am, really! But I’m preoccupied with the incredibly socially enabled Occupy Wallstreet movement in Zuccotti Park, Manhattan New York. I’ve been following the movement through my friends … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail

What a beginning to my day. I have spent the morning cheating on you thesis and on you, blog. I’ve been hiding in a corner of the cafe I frequent watching as people read the recent issue of The Globe … Continue reading

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Nuit Blanche

24. Two confessions: I went to Nuit Blanche last night in Toronto. I saw many an identity and many a queer. Aside from the fact that the weather was so cold my pseudo-balls shriveled and left me wishing for hot … Continue reading

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It’s Not Getting Better

In the Saturday, September 24th issue of Globe Focus entitled: “We’re Not Going to Sit in Silence,” Erin Anderssen explores teen suicide from the point of view of the victims’ families and friends. What follows is a heart wrenching series … Continue reading

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Tim Hortons

15. Day 15. One, five. Fuck. I’ve been reading a lot about loneliness and the ways in which we westerners understand it and it’s making me lonely. I have to do it, I know. Apparently if you want to have … Continue reading

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One

6. Today I am multitasking. Goddess help us all. I am writing my thesis, this blog, a sketch for my Second City comedy class, and making a carrot cake for a 1 year old, from scratch. Do I cook? Nope. … Continue reading

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New Day, New Mood

1. Okay. So this is it. I am forcing myself into a corner that I cannot back out of. I am entering, as the other female academics in my life say, the pregnancy time. No, I’m not pregnant in the … Continue reading

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