Danielle Doiron

Copy and style editor  

  • A virtual love story

    Even though I hadn’t seen most of my American family members in months, I didn’t feel homesick until I saw a photo.

  • ‘Gay’ isn’t a bad word

    Not much has changed about my high school in the decade since I graduated. The halls may be painted a slightly different colour, and I now walk them as an educator, but they still echo with students casually dropping “that’s so gay” or “no homo” into conversation.

  • Support in seven pages

    I sat, hunched, in the emergency room for six hours before being shuttled down the corridor to yet another crammed, industrial space. I don’t remember the colour of the curtains hung around my bed (likely beige) or the precise antiseptic scent in the air.

  • ‘Just doing something shameful’

    Amid the flags, signs and trailers that greeted me when I stepped outside my front door last month, one cluster of people caught my attention. It was the morning of Feb. 4, and a journalist stood at the crosswalk connecting Broadway and Memorial, interviewing unmasked protestors.

  • Nothing short of violence

    Alarm bells rang in my head as I read a Winnipeg Police Service news release that warned of a “planned demonstration” in the city’s centre and advised people to “avoid the area.” From my third-floor apartment beside the Manitoba Legislative Building, this was easier said than done.

  • ‘On the shoulders of the unvaccinated’

    I broke one of the cardinal rules of journalism. I read the comments.

  • ‘Breaking free of hustle culture’

    Changing careers during the pandemic

  • ‘It is necessary that you change everything’

    There’s no Band-Aid fix for policing and the prison industrial complex

  • ‘An enabler and a life preserver’

    For people with eating disorders, Instagram is a double-edged sword

  • Witnessing ‘white supremacy unchecked’

    The words we use to describe violence

  • Be more like Spider-Man

    We need to normalize mask use – for the kids

  • Beyond the tired narrative

    What HBO forgets about survivors of sexual violence

  • Favourite public art piece

    Favourite public art piece

    1. Anti-RCMP graffiti
    2. Mural at WanaBees Diner
    3. Kenneth Lavallee’s Star Blanket Project

  • In other words

    Rethinking how we talk about sexual violence

  • It’s time for Pallister to ‘grow up’

    Provincial government must take responsibility for rising COVID-19 cases

  • Feeling blue while seeing red

    A Canadian experience of the US election

  • There’s nothing magical about TERFs

    J.K. Rowling has a responsibility to do better, especially since her most famous novels are intended for young readers and preach ideas of love and acceptance. 

  • Is the ‘left’ always right?

    It’s almost impossible to scroll through Twitter or even strike up a conversation without some mention of politics.

  • Prejudice in ‘the media’

    Years ago, I noticed a shift when I transitioned from working in sports media to writing daily news. I adjusted my tone and spent different hours in the office, but the most striking change happened on Tinder.

  • It’s a team effort

    I remember looking at my phone and scoffing, in mild disbelief, when my Instagram feed suddenly filled with posts about the NBA suspending their season after a player tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That was back in March, and now, sports as we knew them no longer exist.

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