The Aftermath of Coming Out | By Cosette Dubrule

Those who celebrate Christmas know it as that just-over-a month-long period of frantic shopping and festive tunes everywhere you go. A time for family, and for feasts. Unfortunately, many others know it as a yearly burden, especially sexual and gender minorities: “What offensive thing will Grandma say this year? How do I answer my relatives’ pressing and invasive life questions? What should I avoid saying when … Continue reading The Aftermath of Coming Out | By Cosette Dubrule

Our Canada: Untethered | By Mahsa Toghrai

A student of mine once asked me why I applied to work as an instructional aide—a cross between a TA and a tutor for International students in the English department—and I told her it was because I’ve been where she is. With broken words and meaning conveyed more through gestures and expressions than language, she asked me what I meant. “This isn’t my first language,” I … Continue reading Our Canada: Untethered | By Mahsa Toghrai

A Letter to My First Real Life Bigot | By Sanaa Humayun

To the Person Who Spat at my Feet: I’ll admit, I’m impressed. It takes a certain level of dedication to commit to an act of hatred. I mean, I’m assuming your message came from a place of hatred. You didn’t give me a lot to go on, but saying “I hope you and your people die” is a fairly self-explanatory judgement of my race. And … Continue reading A Letter to My First Real Life Bigot | By Sanaa Humayun