Stephanie Chipeur: Lawyer, Advocate and Living with a Disability

For International Persons with Disabilities Day (December 3, 2017), I’ve decided to post this interview that I did with Stephanie Chipeur. The last time I saw Stephanie Chipeur, she and I were chatting and standing outside of our Canadian Legal History class. Today, although she sits in a motorized wheelchair, she continues to stand for … Continue reading Stephanie Chipeur: Lawyer, Advocate and Living with a Disability

Don’t Celebrate “Guiltsgiving” (or Any Other Shame-Laden Holidays While We’re At It)

Happy Thanksgiving to my American followers! Our (Canadian) Thanksgiving was way back in October, but no matter when you celebrate Thanksgiving, there’s always something for which to be thankful. (I, for one, am thankful that I am not an American — especially not right now during this bleak period in American history.  But I digress.) … Continue reading Don’t Celebrate “Guiltsgiving” (or Any Other Shame-Laden Holidays While We’re At It)

Rihanna’s Perspective on Her Weight Changed How I Think – Man Repeller

Rihanna’s weight comment to The Cut changed how I think about myself and the black community at large. Source: Rihanna’s Perspective on Her Weight Changed How I Think – Man Repeller My thoughts: So many thoughts. Where do I start?   “Jean Twenge, Ph.D, who studies the intersection of race and self-esteem, has an idea … Continue reading Rihanna’s Perspective on Her Weight Changed How I Think – Man Repeller