While Winnipeggers have endured months of bitter cold, one family is struggling to adjust after arriving in the city from Sierra Leone just eight days ago. When his family first arrived, his children were thrilled to see the snow. They ran out of the airport to play in it. Gibril Bangura, his wife and three […]
Friday, February 7, 2014
The success of harm reduction programs internationally and the high rates of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canadian prisons signals the ne…
When it comes to issues of substance abuse and addiction, many recovery models have been criticized as being geared towards men or said not to take into account the realities of women’s lives and experiences. Issues like sexual and physical abuse tend to factor heavily into the histories of women dealing with substance abuse. Beyond that, stereotypes around race, gender and class have impacted the way we think about addiction and treat those who are dealing with substance abuse issues.
Guest Post by Ana Mardoll Here is a sequence of events as I understand them: 1. Alicia Beltran, who is pregnant, helpfully informed her doctor during a prenatal visit that prior to her pregnancy she had lived with and eventually overcome a pill addiction to prescription pain meds. 2. The physician didn’t believe her that […]
I’ll tell you the secret of a good dance party: If you walk in and see people dancing alone/ separately, you have hit gold. Good techno/house parties are not cliquey or sexualized grinding orgies. People go there to DANCE and they don’t need to wait for anyone else to start doing it.
Dear Readers: I wrote a letter to Jian Ghomeshi of the CBC radio program “Q” today! Jian: You were talking about IKEA on the program this morning and mentioned that the company had a gay couple in their advertising, but dropped it on the Russian version. You then went on to question whether this was […]