Clothes: A post inspired by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton’s anthology Women in Clothes

(Me, snapped by my partner) Women in Clothes is a diverse collection of stories, musings, and memories, about how clothes shape women’s lives and views of the world, and it also includes lovely photographic taxonomies of women’s personal clothing and accessory collections. Inspired by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton’s anthology Women in Clothes, … Continue reading Clothes: A post inspired by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton’s anthology Women in Clothes

Fairy Tales

The following is a script for a presentation I gave as part of an MI group project to create a contemporary reference article on a subject of our choice; we chose Fairy Tales. Part of the assignment was to critique modern reference articles and look for bias and ways they can be improved, since reference … Continue reading Fairy Tales

💖 Women Who Draw: an open directory of female illustrators, artists, and cartoonists

Women Who Draw is an open directory of female illustrators, artists, and cartoonists created by two women artists, Julia Rothman and Wendy MacNaughton, in an effort to increase visibility of women, women of color, LBTQ , trans, and gender non-conforming artists in all fields. via Women Who Draw — Discover Also (from their website): http://cartoonistsofcolor.com/ http://queercartoonists.com/

On Collecting Books, and How Objects Haunt Us and Piece Us Together

I have been a collector for a very long time, taking pleasure in the way objects are arranged around me in the various rooms of houses and apartments where I have lived. When I was a child I would intricately arrange objects along the shelves and ledges of my bedroom and curate new arrangements every … Continue reading On Collecting Books, and How Objects Haunt Us and Piece Us Together

Why Grownups (and Everyone) Should Read YA and Children’s Literature

Well, to begin with, YA literature consists of some of the most wonderful storytelling in the universe, and a true and decent YA writer does not talk down to children and writes for both children and adult audiences, knowing full well that adults are just overgrown children even more stubbornly set in their ways. YA … Continue reading Why Grownups (and Everyone) Should Read YA and Children’s Literature

Exploring Pop Culture Themes in City Treaty, A Poem by Indigenous Poet, Playwright, Author, and Visual Artist Marvin Francis

The following is a review and thematic analysis of the poetry narrative City Treaty by Marvin Francis, an Indigenous poet, playwright, author, and visual artist who was based in Winnipeg, MB until his death in 2005 from cancer. This essay is adapted from Indigenous Literature coursework at the University of Winnipeg. In City Treaty Marvin … Continue reading Exploring Pop Culture Themes in City Treaty, A Poem by Indigenous Poet, Playwright, Author, and Visual Artist Marvin Francis