“University College introduced the Young Alumni of Influence Award in order to recognize the achievements of graduates who are in the early phases of their careers. The prize honours UC alumni under the age of 35 who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their fields and communities.”
If You Were Wondering: T-Pain Addresses Fan Theories That His Song “Low” With Flo Rida Is About A Centaur
Bossip includes my most viral tweet ever in their coverage of this very important controversy:
“T-PAIN WEIGHED IN ON THE APPLE BOTTOM JEANS/BAGGY SWEATPANTS QUESTION, THIS IS WHY I LOVE THE INTERNET, THIS IS WHY I CAN NEVER QUIT TWITTER. https://t.co/J6DGv3gLrl”
Your guests are an opportunity for audience growth, part 1
Podcast librarian and writer Ma’ayan Plaut interviews me for this two-part piece about podcast strategy. We talk about getting good guests and treating them right.
After the Election, Some Women Assert Themselves With Small Gestures
New York Times reporter Katie Rogers interviewed me about my holiday card and how it addressed, in some small way, the results of the 2016 election. This piece includes the narratives of other women making similar gestures toward resistance.
Non-Attached to Outcome Motivational Interviewing in Full-Spectrum Work (Bay Area Doula Project)
Lauren MacDonald writes about the workshop Maggie Downey (CSW) and I presented about our take on Motivational Interviewing at the Bay Area Doula Project. April 1st 2016.
Interview with Svea Vikander (The Rational, Vancouver Co-op Radio)
Interview by Riaz Behra and Maddy Anders about Women Who Tell, in which I wrote about my experiences of sexual violence for 29 consecutive days as published on rabble.ca and inspired by the Jian Ghomeshi trial. Interview starts at the 30 minute mark. February 29th 2016. *No longer available online
Stranger sexual assaults are only part of the threat of constant violence (rabble.ca)
Dr. Lucia Lorenzi called my project about sexual assault, Women Who Tell, 'incredible'. March 20th, 2016.
Jeff Perera, a member of Canada's National Speakers Bureau and founder of the annual'What Makes a Man' conference, discusses my project Women Who Tellin his talk about gendered violence, presented to a range of audiences. Ongoing.
When you make friends with an abuser (Rebel Recovery)
Annie, who runs an excellent personal narrative and resource blog called Rebel Recovery, shared some of my thoughts on the impact of remaining friends with and enabling known abusers. February 26th, 2016.
Jian Ghomeshi made me remember all the times I was sexually violated (MetaFilter)
User hurdy gurdy girl shared her thoughts on my project, Women Who Tell, sparking a discussion about the Jian Ghomeshi trial and its impact on Canadian women. February 9th, 2016.
February 10th 2016 (2Kevins)
Two Canadian media guys named Kevin misrepresent my work as a 'tort of unhappiness' but they do call me plucky, so I guess that's something. Starts at the 1:18 mark.
This silly chick from Rabble.ca (Canada's left wing blog), Svea Vikander has been doing a series of articles on him, like the 12 days of Ghomeshi (A Voice For Men)
A senior member of A Voice For Men calls me a silly chick and tells me to stop going out. He didn't really like Women Who Tell. February 12th, 2016
CANADALAND and the CBC: Podcasts from the Great White North (Audio Abroad, Podcast Broadcast)
Quoted by Brittany Jezouit in talking about public broadcasting in Canada. February 16th 2016.
Who Is The Muslim American Woman Ejected From a Trump Rally? (Romper.com)
Quoted via twitter by Jill Di Donato (for Romper.com, a Bustle offshoot), talking about the actions (standing up and being nice) that had Rose Hamid escorted from a Trump rally. I discuss the harassment I received as a consequence of this tweet here. January 9th 2016.
Samantha Bee: Full Frontal Kicks off at Light Speed (The Moderate Voice)
Technology policy analyst Kathy Gill does that thing where journalists cite your tweet in her piece about Samantha Bee's new show. February 2016.
Lego donations offered to Ai Weiwei as Twitter tells toymaker 'everything is not awesome'
ABC News writes about the twittersphere’s agitation over Lego’s refusal to allow Ai Wei-Wei to purchase industrial proportions of their product. My best tweet is included.
Indorsing Infant Immunity: An Argument for Criminalizing Parents' Refusal to Immunize Their Children (Tulsa Law Review)
Megan Elyse Waterman cited my writing about the rhetoric of anti bed-sharing campaigns in her article for the Tulsa Law Review about the legality of enforced vaccination. I did not write about vaccines but she still doesn't like what I have to say. Summer 2015.
Reinscribing a New Normal: Pregnancy, Disability, and Health 2.0 in the Online Natural Birthing Community, Birth Without Fear (Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology)
Lori Beth de Hertogh discussed Birth Without Fear, an online resource/community devoted to women's bodily empowerment in maternal health for which I was an active administrator and contributor in 2012-2014, in her paper for Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. While my contributions to Birth Without Fear are accurately characterized, this paper erroneously attributes to me a quote from a birth story I sourced and edited. April 2015.
What Every Woman Can Learn From the Birth Without Fear Conference (Babble.com)
Interview by Aela Mass. We talk about the inaugural Birth Without Fear conference in Arlington, TX, where I presented a talk on postpartum care. October 12th, 2013.
Storm blog: Water mains break in Berkeley, Ashby expected to re-open by midnight
Local news site Berkeleyside.com illustrates their storm coverage with a photo I took of my toddler and preschooler trashing our living room during a canceled school day. It was The Great Storm of 2014.
The Consequences and Cause of Pyloric Stenosis of Infancy (Lambert Academic Publishing)
This book included a photograph from and a description of Life Lines, a visual, narrative, and interview archive I created in 2006 to explore the ways that people use familial and self-defining narratives in order to understand and accept their physical scars. The book is co-authored by Fred Vanderbom and Ian Rogers. February 26th, 2014.
Pots Over Temscal (Oakland Wiki)
User greenkozi entered my community activism/relational aesthetic project Pots Over Temescal (POT) into the Oakland Local Wiki. The project helped people to feel neighborly and caring in response to the rise in muggings (and increasing trends of employing private security to patrol the streets) in my Oakland neighborhood. Pots Over Temescal culminated in an anti-mugging march. October 7th, 2013.
March 9th, 2015 (Bonny Bump)
Lizzie Frye discussed my research on women's reasons for telling their birth stories in Your Birth, And Why You Need to Tell Your Story on her blog, Bonny Bump. March 9th, 2015.
For The Mom Who Couldn’t Bounce Back And Recover (Fearful to Fearless)
Artist Series – Studio Beluga: A Montreal Art Facilitator (Pass It To The Left)
Alina Maizel, with whom I co-founded Studio Béluga in 2009, answers Melanie Hadida's questions about the work and exhibition collective. Includes lots of great photos. April 13th, 2012.
The Formation of a Tangible Trail of Nostalgia (The Link)
Caitlin Leroux wrote about HEIR/LOOMS, an exhibition on which I worked as a curatorial consultant. Curated by Nicole Dawkins at Studio Béluga, the show explored the connections between textile, work, and memory. August 30th, 2011.
Where the artists are (McGill Daily)
Aaron Vansintjan quotes me saying that “Artists need space, and they need time, and they need to be around other artists, because being around other artists is legitimizing,” in his piece about Montréal artist collectives. November 5th, 2009.
POP Montréal: Saturday and Sunday (The Coast, Halifax)
Laura Kenins wrote about the Happiness Project installation in which I participated for Artist Bloc at POP Montreal, as part of her paper's Scene and Heard series. October 5th, 2009.
Happy Ending (Feast of Music)
Peter Matthews reviewed the project to which I contributed for Pop Montréal, a set of art and installations organized by Artist Bloc for Charles Spearin's award-winning album The Happiness Project (Arts & Crafts). A photo of the piece I contributed is included. October 4th, 2009.
The Happiness Project Takes Over a Montreal Apartment (blogTO)
Robin Sharp describes a visit to the house taken over the Happiness Project, to which I contributed a series of ice sculptures. October 2nd, 2009.
Vigil for missing, murdered native women (CTV Montréal)
CTV News covers one of many vigils for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women supported by, among other organisations, Missing Justice. Missing Justice (Justice en Attente) is a grassroots activist collective of which I was a committed member from 2009-2011.
Native 'rage' over residential schools needs healing, leaders say (Toronto Sun)
Bryn Weese reports on reactions to the Canadian government's refusal to fund the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. The article also describes the sit-in I helped to coordinate at Indian Affairs Ministor Chuck Strahl's Parliament office. March 29, 2010.
Ottawa Sit-In Coverage (CBC)
CBC Ottawa, CBC Yellowknife, and CBC North reported on the sit-in that I and other members of Missing Justice (Justice en Attente) coordinated at Chuck Strahl's Parliament office after the Canadian government's refusal to fund the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. March 29, 2010. *No longer available online.
Interview with Svea Vikander, Writer (That Radio.com)
Interviewed for Liquid Lunch on ThatRadio.Com (now ThatChannel.com) by Milena Vigliotta and Hugh Reilly. We talked about the fairytale in which a woman's husband unties the ribbon she wears around her neck and her head falls off. *No longer available online.
Interviewed on Cat & Taylor's Spiritual Feast about my experience of sexual exploitation in a Buddhist monastery. I also wrote about the experience for Pathologize This II, a zine about mental health curated by Sarah Tea Rex (Montréal) and on rabble.ca.
CANADALAND and the CBC: Podcasts from the Great White North
Bello Collective hosts this article by Brittany Jezouit about the differences between Canadian and American podcasting communities. She interviews me about it.
Life lines: Upcoming workshop at java knights (CIUT89.5FM)
Discussed my upcoming scar narrative workshop for Java Knights at the Gladstone Hotel on Sex City: Aural explorations of sexuality, culture and politics. *No longer available online
Unquiet Form/Artist Talk
Oakland Magazine lists the live artist interview I conducted with Ghost Ghost Teeth (Simon Tran) at Compound Gallery. His work is bright and multilayered and this is the third time I interviewed him!
Retired Professor's Second Act Bolsters Local Theater Arts
Garvin Thomas profiles Barry Horwitz of Theatrius, the theatre review site to which I contribute reviews about feminist plays, dance, and performance art. I was so happy to attend a production of The Cardboard Piano (New Conservatory Theatre) with Barry and Garvin for this short feature.