Opinion

  • Travelling was necessary for me

    This autumn, with COVID-19 cases at a steady low and a permanent residency card in hand, I decided to visit family members and my long-time boyfriend in São Paulo, Brazil. The holiday break seemed like an incredible opportunity to book a trip to my home country. 

  • Right here, right now

    As most things, exhibitionism exists on a spectrum. Not everyone who gets titillated at the thought of possibly being caught in the act receives sexual gratification specifically from “indecent exposure of one’s genitals.”

  • PCs just keep failing on healthcare

    On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Manitoba’s task force on the growing backlog of surgeries and diagnostic tests announced their plans to address this crisis. While it’s good that something is being done, it’s important to remember that this is a mess made by this government’s yearslong assault on healthcare.

  • New Year, Same Sh*t

    I was excited to nicely tuck away the “pandemic part” of my life away and go back to “normal.”

  • Lessons from history

    Hello again, readers. Do you remember how excited we were to be back in print? Back on Dec. 4, when we released our special Uniter 30 issue, we were thrilled to be back in print after a long pandemic’s worth of online-exclusive publishing.

    Well, that didn’t last very long.

  • Favourite local public art piece

    1. The toppling of the Queen Victoria statue
    2. Bloody Saturday by Bernie Miller and Noam Gonick / Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei (tie)

  • Favourite political moment

    1. Brian Pallister resigns
    2. Queen Victoria statue toppled
    3. Wab Kinew interrupts Alan Lagimodiere

  • Favourite COVID-safe date activity

    1. Taking a walk in the park
    2. Stay home and watch a movie
    3. Picnic

  • Sweet, sweet newsprint

    It finally happened! The Uniter is back in print!

  • Safe from the wrecking ball

    In 2017, I wrote a cover feature for The Uniter about movie theatres in Winnipeg. In exploring the history of the city’s cinemas, I created a list of every movie theatre that had ever existed within the perimeter, eventually crafting an interactive map. While compiling that list, I was heartbroken by how many of these historic movie houses had been needlessly demolished.

  • Sex magic: la petite mort

    “All I ever wanted, all I ever needed is here, in my arms.” (Depeche Mode)

  • Shameless self-promotion

    Every week, I jot down some thoughts in this space to serve as a weekly editorial note. This space is typically used to offer musings, opinions, stories or (occasionally) details about the editorial process.

  • Black contribution in war efforts

    Even though Black Canadians faced resistance as they tried to join the army during the First World War, many were determined to fight for and show loyalty to their country.

  • Haircare and self-care

    It’s finally here. Whether you’ve been anticipating it or dreading it, there is snow on the ground in Winnipeg. Wednesday morning, I watched out my apartment window as the rain gradually transformed into fluffy white flakes.

  • The self-diagnosis debate

    In my last column, I wrote about the relief I experienced after receiving my adult autism diagnosis from a psychologist.

  • Sore Losers

    The right-wing outrage machine is at it again, whining about election losses and undermining democratic processes. This time, it’s happening right here at Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn.

  • Stepping into the forgotten world of live events

    My entire life has always revolved around the arts. As a singer, I love seeing concerts, orchestral performances and open-mic nights. As an actor, I love watching plays, musicals and improv. As a visual artist, I enjoy attending gallery openings, art shows and just generally being around talent and art.

  • Time for some spooky reflection

    With Halloween around the corner, people are getting into a spooky mood. Many will celebrate by wearing costumes, eating candy or going out for drinks. Others, however, have more mindful nights planned.

  • The Worst Kind of Time Travel

    If the past few years have taught me anything, it’s that we’re still fighting many of the battles I thought had been won long ago.

  • Right-wing extremism finds a foothold

    The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) made headlines last month as they garnered 5 per cent, or about 800,000 total votes, in the recent federal election. Much of their success can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, which created a fertile environment for extremist conspiracy theories to thrive online.

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