It has been humbling, terrifying, and above all else completely heartbreaking to spend time speaking with survivors of the Huronia Institution, formerly called the Orillia Asylum for Idiots when it opened in the 1800′s. If a society can be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable, Canada scores a failing grade in terms of its treatment of people with disabilities. http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/story/dying-justice/31082
Hey look, my new article on Orange is the New Black is up on the Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2014/05/31/orange_is_the_new_black_but_its_not_black_and_white.html
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Support female prisoners in Canada, support the Indiegogo crowd funding campaign for Voices Unchained, a female led prisoner newsletter.
Our project will assist in breaking the silence around violence, substance use, HIV/AIDS, illiteracy, impoverishment, homelessness, and other issues as they connect to gender based oppression within the prison system and within our larger society. We strive to do so by giving women an open forum where they can share their skills, artistic ability and expertise, thereby combating in some small way the crushing disempowerment, stigma and discrimination to which imprisoned and criminalized women are so overwhelmingly subjected.
Our fund-raising goal is currently set at $5, 000, which will cover over a year’s worth of printing costs, mailing costs, and compensation for writers.
Stone Telling, which is a fabulous poetry magazine, just published one of my newer poems in their 10th issue along with some excellent work by Emily Jiang, Jamey Goh, Sophia Samatar and tons of others! Check it out here.
Complete market listings for all kinds of writing jobs, from blogging to travel writing to anthologies…check it out at http://www.writejobs.info/
Another fabulous issue of Ideomancer Speculative Fiction is now up, featuring me and a ton of other lovely writers. Check it out here!
The launch is happening….