People of Green Drinks: Redefining Reconciliation with Jennifer Ward

As Canadians, we are well-used to recognizing “Reconciliation” as a kind of buzzword for the rights of Indigenous and First Nations peoples. I for one have heard the term used in discourses ranging from the political to the geographical, and yet, (I am humbled to admit) I barely have a grasp on what that meansContinue reading “People of Green Drinks: Redefining Reconciliation with Jennifer Ward”

People of Green Drinks: Tracy Bear and Creating Opportunities for Allyship

“Of our experience, we already know everything we know. It’s listening to what someone else knows that’s important.” –Overheard in Edmonton It was a phrase that caught me off guard, hanging in the air long after I’d mentally said goodbye to my fellow LRT-goer, who I would never meet. Simple, unassuming, and effective: The moreContinue reading “People of Green Drinks: Tracy Bear and Creating Opportunities for Allyship”

Exploring Liam Leroux’s “Ostrich MgQuarck is the Worst Detective in the World”

A while back I had the honour of having both a short story and a small book review published in the inaugural issue of The Bolo Tie Collective’s annual anthology. While the short story casts a dark shadow on Edmonton’s 104th Avenue, the book review below takes a lighter approach to local author Liam Leroux’sContinue reading “Exploring Liam Leroux’s “Ostrich MgQuarck is the Worst Detective in the World””

Diving for Lilies: A Personal Account of Tracey Lindberg’s “Birdie”

This review is a personal perspective on Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie, and outlines my own impressions regarding this narrative. There are no spoilers, so if you haven’t read it yet, don’t worry! If you have, I would love to hear your own reflections in the comments below!