“In Spite of Discomfort”: A Consideration of Allyship on Treaty Six Territory with Keighlagh Donovan

Join Local Edmonton scholar Keighlagh Donovan (she/ her) as she sits down with #wordsofhers to talk about her evolving view of allyship. Constantly abetted by literary discovery and a litany of quotes that will have you pondering long after the read is over, this interview will leave you with a list of texts you should get your hands on, and an open mind knowing that allyship isn’t always as easy as saying ‘I’m an Ally’.

The Way We Hold Ourselves: Understanding (my) Posture through Social Interaction

My stomach hurts and I realize I’m sucking it in again. I sit up straight and try to relax, giving my organs some room to breathe. I’m listening to the person talking across from me, but now I’m also wondering: where did this come from? When did my body learn to sit this way?  IContinue reading “The Way We Hold Ourselves: Understanding (my) Posture through Social Interaction”

Maybe You’ve Never Been to Green Drinks…Here’s What to Expect!

Straight up, it’s hard to meet people. And in Edmonton’s cold north, the party is often hiding behind closed doors (of course, we’re getting better at it thanks to Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy!). That leaves a lot of us falling into a Netflix trap, keeping to our own circles and our old habits, and sometimes, forgettingContinue reading “Maybe You’ve Never Been to Green Drinks…Here’s What to Expect!”