As of June 30, 2017, Health Canada approved the first-ever drug for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which is called Spinraza.
The other day I called a crisis line. A volunteer answered: Hi, how are you doing? How can I help you?
“Food is a time machine.” These words by Suresh Doss have been echoing in my mind since listening to Episode 63 (“Eating our way through Toronto”) of the Racist Sandwich Podcast. “It’s a conduit to a certain time and place,” he says.
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
A lot of talk around sex positivity foregrounds sexuality as inherently a good thing – something to not be ashamed of and even as a way to enact self-love and community-building.
My name is Frances Koncan, and I hate musical theatre.
Food is a multi-sensory experience that can transport us elsewhere.
Humans and animals have been forming unbreakable bonds for centuries.
When I set out to write a piece about safe spaces, I quickly realized something: I had no idea what a safe space really meant.
The perception people often have of someone being successful usually goes hand in hand with seeing that person as happy.
When my house burned down at age 13, I assumed that all material evidence of my childhood was lost forever.
Another election has come and gone, and I think I speak for everyone when I say, “Yes, but what about the next episode of Riverdale?”
Eating food from another culture has become a common example of cultural appreciation. Unsurprisingly, however, when we consider bell hooks’ writing on “Eating the Other,” it isn’t so simple.
Halloween is upon us, and it’s a time for costumes, pumpkin carving, pumpkin-flavoured everything, Halloween parties and trick-or-treating.
The desire to go back and redo some, if not all, of one’s life is a feeling that seems to emerge often when reminiscing about the past.
I used to think that to know home was to learn my mother’s hands - her repertoire of creation forever connected to homeland.
A child born with a physical condition like Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) may have the typical childhood dreams of being a firefighter, doctor or astronaut. As they grow, they realize that being in a wheelchair and having a condition that weakens their muscles means they have limitations to what they can do.
This summer, I had the great opportunity to do research with the Museum Queeries project – a research collective that looks at queer representation in museums. Through the course of the summer, my research interests quickly veered toward representations of transgender identities and gender non-conformity within archives.
The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp (when it isn’t smoke from forest fires), and everyone is gearing up to go back to school! Except me. And maybe you?
There is one space that we cannot escape, that is always with us, constantly mediated by our perceptions of self and how others perceive us. This space is our own body.