I was asked to go be the master/mistress of ceremonies for a community event in Bkejwanong. I’m kind of new to the whole self-booking and making all the travel and lodging arrangements myself? Thanks to the big move on reconciliation and a new flock of Grey Owls, I usually just let whichever colonial agent do […]Read more "A Funny Native"
I wrote this piece a day after the Tina Fontaine verdict was delivered. I wasn’t going to post it but I need to share how I was feeling emotions can be so raw. I was so angry. I still am. But after attending a memorial after writing this piece, I realized I need to channel […]Read more "Oh Cantada"
Do you ever find yourself surrounded by strangers and think, “what if, in a moment from now, is the beginning of the end of the world; and this is who you’re stuck with: STRANGERS.” You don’t know who they are, what they are planning or if they are plotting against you. I’m Native, so […]Read more "PLACES"
If we don’t let police into our parade Is this an opportunity for them to raid? Our identities and who we are are always contested Conversion therapy is still being invested By Canadians who don’t like us and who think that we’re scum But some folks who are closeted “forget” […]Read more "Hostile Keyboards"
Am I BLANK enough, to be here? Am I too BLANK to be here? What if I trigger someone, just for being here and for being BLANK? Can I identify if I’m not BLANK enough? Am I suitable ally, if I’m too BLANK or not BLANK? Does your BLANKNESS not […]Read more "BLANK"
Pride has always been political. Before it ever became a corporate communal beast. The Toronto City Police publicly apologized for the events during the early 1980’s, after the Bathhouse Raids that still holds the largest mass incarceration, of any group of people in Canada. That group happened to be LGBTQ folks. One Black Lives Matter’s […]Read more "My Views: Black Lives Matter & Pride "
I am an Ojibway, brown, queer, gender fluid person And I am tired of other people’s white, misogynistic, hetero-normative tears When a trans, woman of colour tells you their story And it makes you feel ‘bad’about your cisgender, male whiteness I don’t give a shit Because it isn’t about you Even cis, gay, hetero-normative guilt […]Read more "Assimilate This"