Challenging phobias: a personal journey to LGBTQ+ allyship

Author’s note: The following was originally posted to Facebook June 5, 2019, during Pride Month. It contains language, and references to assault and inappropriate sexual touching, some readers may find triggering or offensive. I’ve been wrestling for a while with whether to post this, but here goes. Before I get to it, I would likeContinue reading “Challenging phobias: a personal journey to LGBTQ+ allyship”

When jokes are no longer sexy.

Author’s advisory: The following post contains references to child sexual abuse, sexual interference involving a minor, sexual assault and stalking—subjects some readers may find triggering or upsetting. Social media allows people to connect with others. In my experience, this often allows for the free exchange of ideas, discussion of topics of mutual interest, the opportunityContinue reading “When jokes are no longer sexy.”

Le bilinguisme au Canada : une perspective franco-albertaine

Nous vivons des moments éprouvants quand au bilinguisme et à l’emploi de l’une ou l’autre de nos deux langues officielles. Je me demande, maintenant qu’on ait annoncé l’éléction fédérale 2021, si ou non le bilinguisme figurera parmi les plateformes électorales.

Unmarked graves and burials: a settler’s response

An acquaintance of mine said that, on the prairies, many families could not afford burial and therefore buried families in unmarked graves. I had to take time to think through my response in order to craft it carefully and respectfully. Here it is.