On Mental Health: Tips, Tricks and Advice

This post is inspired by Bell Let’s Talk Day. I acknowledge it’s problematic, as Bell’s corporate culture does not adequately support mental health, and talking about mental health one day a year does not undo stigma and marginalization the rest of the year–but I also do think the hashtag should be utilized for the fundingContinue reading “On Mental Health: Tips, Tricks and Advice”

A Tale of Two Kisses: Star Wars, Feminism, Desire, and Representing Responsibly

Note: This post contains major spoilers for Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Avoid reading if you haven’t seen the movie yet. I have done a post on the things I liked about The Rise of Skywalker–and having seen it a second time, I largely stand by that. The sequel trilogy as a wholeContinue reading “A Tale of Two Kisses: Star Wars, Feminism, Desire, and Representing Responsibly”

On Separation of Church and State: What It Means and What It Doesn’t

Election campaigning is now in full swing in Canada, and I’ve seen a few misunderstandings arise over what exactly the separation of church and state entails. First off, and perhaps most importantly, separation of church and state means that laws cannot be justified on the basis of “God wills it” or “It’s the Christian thingContinue reading “On Separation of Church and State: What It Means and What It Doesn’t”

Helpful Links for Canadian Federal Election 2019

The news is in: the Canadian federal election is officially under way. On October 21, 2019, a new government will be formed, and thus far all indications are it’ll be a tight race, with no clear majority and no clear party ahead in the pack. As political science alumnus, this is an exciting time forContinue reading “Helpful Links for Canadian Federal Election 2019”

Discerning When and How To Speak Up

As election season nears in Canada, and as the news continues to dominate a struggle between left and right wing politics on both sides, I find myself increasingly wrestling with discernment–specifically discernment of when and how to speak up, to challenge untruth, injustice. In short, how to disagree well. I know there are those whoContinue reading “Discerning When and How To Speak Up”

Canadian Federal Election 2019: On Turning Points and Choosing Justice

The Canadian federal election is due to be called any day now and, at first, I thought it would be just like any other election. But the signs are starting to mount that this may a critical turning point in the path of Canada, and the world. One issue that has become more and moreContinue reading “Canadian Federal Election 2019: On Turning Points and Choosing Justice”

On Interdependence:Reframing Relationships and Worldviews

I recently finished a book called Romans Disarmed by Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh, and am partway through Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality by Thomas E. Reynolds. I also recently finished a re-watch of the Star Wars saga. All of this has caused me to reflect and develop my thinking on theContinue reading “On Interdependence:Reframing Relationships and Worldviews”

What I Would Do With Universal Basic Income

One of the biggest frustrations for the neurodiverse community in Ontario was the decision by the Ford government to scrap the UBI pilot project. The move was met with vocal opposition, with 100 of the top employers co-signing an open letter to the Ford government protesting the move. Recent looks at the growing housing bubble,Continue reading “What I Would Do With Universal Basic Income”

On Disagreeing In Love

Over the past year and a half or so, the issue of disagreeing well has been on my mind for a variety of reasons. Polarization has become more and more apparent in the Western world, with a resurgence of right-wing populism battling it out with more urgent and vocal calls for progressive socialism and egalitarianism.Continue reading “On Disagreeing In Love”

Book Review: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

I recently read Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister, and thought I’d do a review. I’m hoping to start doing book, movie and TV reviews more regularly going forward. The book was quite good, and gave me a lot to think about. It provided some very good history ofContinue reading “Book Review: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister”