Category Archives: Matter

politics, religion, activism & culture

Anohni ; #amlistening

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I have been haunted by Anohni (aka Antony) since I first saw her exquisite performance of “If It Be Your Will” in the film Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. With the depth of Nina Simone and delicacy of Keaton Henson, … Continue reading

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Doing The Work

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Earlier this year, I started receiving child-support checks from Ashlie's father, twenty-four years after she was born and eight years after her death. It seemed perverse, accepting this money and the accompanying monthly reminder of a man I prefer to … Continue reading

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Lorne Cardinal; The Geekish Interview

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You may already know that Jeremy (aka The Mister) has a podcast called Geekishcast, on which he discusses all things geeky, interviewing writers, filmmakers and artists. Last week, I got to join him for the interview with Lorne Cardinal, an accomplished Canadian … Continue reading

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Target’s Transgender Policy; Trans-Inclusiveness in Action

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[Target's Transgender Policy may be a new thing but as far back as 2008, their trans-inclusiveness was already in action. My daughter Ashlie (aka Alice) was struggling  at the time, to present an exterior that matched her interior, and we were met … Continue reading

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Changing Hearts and Minds – One Little Lady At A Time

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I hoped that ALICE would soften hearts and open minds. But in the beginning, there’s a lot of preaching to the choir and you start to wonder if the only people who will ever read your book are the ones who … Continue reading

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