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Gender Identity

Our local library hosted a presentation the other night. It was led by Bech Jax-Linx and Cara Tirney, both members of the Ottawa trans community. The presentation invited us to think about gender differently, to recognize it as a social…
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Happy New Year!

I love the year end pieces that appear in the papers this time of year; the best of’s. I have lapped up the articles about the best movies, highest paid celebrities, top news stories, etc. But one year end analysis…
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White Privilege

I’ve been aware of the term, “white privilege” for quite some time. I understand it and accept that by fluke of birth I have considerable power in our society. As various movements have come to the fore such “Black Lives…
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Radical Gratitude

I have been reading Mary Jo Leddy’s book, “Radical Gratitude”. Diana Butler Bass recommended it during her talk in Peterborough a few weeks back. Mary Jo Leddy is a Canadian Roman Catholic Sister who has taught at Regis College and…
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