Tag Archives: sexual assault

Eight #CanLit Authors Who Write about Survivors and Trauma

If you haven’t been following the shitstorm that blew through the Can Lit community a few days ago, here’s a quick breakdown: Joseph Boyden, with the support of many, many other Canadian literary superstars, penned an “open letter” (even created … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Canadian, Queer, Shani Mootoo, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Reclaiming Bodies, Writing The Self: A Review of Portable Homes, Collected by Lexie Bean

Portable Homes, collected by Lexie Bean, is quite unlike any other book I’ve read.  Like a lot of other collections showcasing the work of different writers, there were some whose writing I liked a lot, and others that didn’t really … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Graphic, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

A Life-Affirming, Earnest Book for Young Adults: A Review of Cheryl Rainfield’s novel Parallel Visions

Toronto-based young adult writer Cheryl Rainfield’s recently released teen novel Parallel Visions is a simply written, slim book, but it’s hard-hitting nevertheless.  Within the first few pages, for example, the issue of teen LGBTQ suicide comes up.  The novel not … Continue reading

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