Dying Before Justice: Huronia’s Class Action Settlement Too Late For Ageing Survivors

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

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Orange is the New Black, But Its Not Black and White

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

also, I’m working with the Toronto Media Co-op for the summer, so check their website for more of my articles or follow me on twitter! @kellypflug

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New Prisoner-led Publication for Incarcerated Women: Voices Unchained

Please share, re-post, and tell your friends! Voices Unchained needs your support!!

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.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/voices-unchained-a-female-prisoner-led-newsletter/x/2972195#home

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New poem published in Stone Telling magazine

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.

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New database for writing markets!

Complete market listings for all kinds of writing jobs, from blogging to travel writing to anthologies…check it out at http://www.writejobs.info/

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New poem in Ideomancer Magazine!

Another fabulous issue of Ideomancer Speculative Fiction is now up, featuring me and a ton of other lovely writers. Check it out here!

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New poem in the latest issue of Canadian Woman Studies!

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The launch is happening….

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:00 to 8:30 pm
College Street United Church
452 College Street (at Bathurst) Toronto
 
 refreshments will be served  
authors will read from their work at 7:00pm
 
The Hedgea novel byAnne McPherson 
 
I write these words/j’écris ces mots, 
poems in English and French by Lélia Young
 
CWS/cf issue “Women Writing4: Remembering,”
featuring a number of women poets and authors

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