culture

Don’t tell me I’m inspirational just because I have a disability

There is this social phenomenon that I have been reading a lot about lately, it’s called “inspiration porn.” It is basically this idea that people with disabilities are truly inspiring to everyone without disabilities because they get up in the morning and go about their day as if they weren’t cursed with such misfortunes. It’s actually […] Read more…

Jian Ghomeshi and Society’s Response to Abuse Allegations

This may veer from my normal topics, but my friend Clare had some really important things to say about women’s rights and the tendency of people to shame women who come forward with allegations of abusive relationships. So I asked her to be my first guest blogger! ———————————————————————————– “Jian Ghomeshi and Society’s Response to Abuse […] Read more…

Let Me Tell You About St. John’s, Newfoundland.

A video essay about Canadian pride during the last winter Olympics held in Canada has resurfaced on Facebook so I watched it and got goosebumps again and was instantly filled with patriotism. That patriotism lingered in my system for awhile and narrowed itself down a bit more from Canadian patriotism to Newfoundland patriotism. Not many […] Read more…

10 Life Lessons from Disney Movies

As a wide eyed, mushroom cutted, onesie wearing youngster I spent countless hours plopped down in front of my Zenith floor model monster of a television drinking in everything Disney I could get my hands on. If I wasn’t watching Disney movies I was creating plots more dramatic than Days of Our Lives in my […] Read more…