image by Andy Feliciotti showing the Capitol Building in D.C. at night with a yellow tape with the word 'caution' written on it in black lettering on a metal barrier in front of the building
News + Advocacy

Fragile Democracy & The Capitol Riots

The significance of what happened three days ago, the attempted overthrow of the United States government by extremist Trump loyalists, was witnessed by the world in real-time. A violent band of domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol and, seemingly, were allowed to do so without meeting the immediate militarized policing that's rolled out anytime Indigenous, Black and Brown Americans peacefully protest to protect their lives.

A stack of medical face masks that we’re wearing to stop the spread of Covid-19. Photo via Canva/mykolasosiukin.
Health + Wellness, News + Advocacy

Choose Compassion, Wear A Mask

If you can understand the universally-held science — and good manners — behind covering your mouth when you cough, then you can understand how wearing a mask in public, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, is an act of commonsense goodwill that could, potentially, save someone’s life.

A photo by Max Bender of a group of Black Lives Matter protesters sitting on the street.
News + Advocacy

Build Something Better: Dismantling Systemic Racism

The difficulty with identifying (and defeating) systemic racism, especially for those of us who are not its intended target, comes from the fact that its existence and implementation -- by design -- is insidious. Its invisibility ensures its longevity.

A photo of a BLM protest.
News + Advocacy

Unlearning Racism: We Have Work to Do

Talking about racism and addressing racial injustice can be a difficult topic to navigate, especially if you’re White and relatively new to learning about or fighting against how entrenched it is within American society. Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPoC) have been telling us about this for a very long time; that racism is individually and institutionally pervasive. And it kills.

a protester holds a sign that read abortion is healthcare photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash
News + Advocacy

Reproductive Freedom: Defending The Right To Choose

Discussing this topic can be difficult because it triggers passionate emotional reactions; to combat the fact that thoughts centred around this can sometimes bubble over into intense and overly complicated debate; I've decided to write out my thoughts in a straightforward way — exploring why I'm 100% pro-choice.