The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 3: Finding and Keeping Good Roommates)

Hello critters! Welcome to the third and final installment of the Student Apartment Hunting Guide. In the first installment, we looked at ways to search for your new home, and reviewed the process of securing housing start-to-finish; in the second installment we discussed advice for viewing your potential apartment in order to ensure minimal annoyances/problems … Continue reading The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 3: Finding and Keeping Good Roommates)

Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

EDIT 08/05/2018: Hey, want to hear an even happier epilogue? After 14 months of hard work and bureaucracy, Avi finally immigrated to Canada in February! HOORAH. And speaking of Rule Number 7 on the list? I finally finished my novel, and Avi built a kickass website to house it, alongside all of our other future … Continue reading Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)

EDIT 08/05/2018: Don't you wish we saw more platonic intimacy in media? For years I was annoyed with the lack of friendly affection portrayed in our society's stories--so I wrote my own story, The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, and I packed it full of all kinds of things I wish I'd see more of, up … Continue reading How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)

#GLamour: How to Write The Most Powerful Love Letter Ever (to Yourself)

Valentine's Day has just passed us by. The air is still ringing with the aftershocks of cheap chocolate and corner store bouquets and the war cry of the single against what is, essentially, a national effort to commoditize love. In tribute to love--and in defiance of Valentine's Day's icky capitalistic overtones--Team Awesome decided to all … Continue reading #GLamour: How to Write The Most Powerful Love Letter Ever (to Yourself)

Nanda-nisidotam: Adventures in Ojibwe with Maya Chacaby (Glendon Class Recommendation)

In case you didn't know, someone had her 15 minutes of fame in Macleans the other day. “I’ve always heard Indigenous languages are some of the toughest to learn. Turns out Anishinaabemowin is easy to learn, it just depends on how you teach it,” says fourth-year student Sienna Warecki. HEY, WE KNOW THAT NAME DON'T … Continue reading Nanda-nisidotam: Adventures in Ojibwe with Maya Chacaby (Glendon Class Recommendation)

It’s All Golf To Me: True Facts About The Asexual (October Partnership Post #3)

EDIT 08/05/2018: In the years since this post came out, I've been approached by dozens of folks who are pondering their a/sexuality. One of the things we've commiserated is the lack of stories with ace representation--queer media is on the upswing, but the ace folk are still hanging out in the margins. So I wrote … Continue reading It’s All Golf To Me: True Facts About The Asexual (October Partnership Post #3)

Big Queer On Campus: Being LGBTQ+ At Glendon (October Partnership Post #2)

Let me tell you the only things you need for a top-notch evening out: live music, also-live fish, and a bunch of very very lively queer folk. This past Friday I rewarded myself for a very stressful two weeks of life by attending an event organized by GLgbt* (Glendon's LGBTQ-Ally group) called GET FISHY WITH … Continue reading Big Queer On Campus: Being LGBTQ+ At Glendon (October Partnership Post #2)

Long Distance Relationships and You: How to Translate Love into Binary (October Partnership Post #1)

October is here, and with it several transformations are underway: the leaves from their standard chlorophyll-green into a riot of wildfire colour, the drink of choice from raspberry lemonade to spicy chai tea, my room in residence from temperate haven to frozen tundra (seriously, it gets damn cold at the ends of the building). Alongside … Continue reading Long Distance Relationships and You: How to Translate Love into Binary (October Partnership Post #1)