Happy Pride! Let’s remember how it started. Here is my article for Spacing magazine about Toronto’s 1981 first official Pride parade, based on an interview with organizer Amy Gottlieb.
I wrote this piece about the importance of language for the Moms Stop the Harm blog.
Got to embrace my inner curmudgeon with this Globe and Mail opinion piece (April 1, 2023), Is it just me, or is society becoming ruder and meaner? My original title was “Don’t be a dick, “ but you can’t print that.
I was honoured to win Briarpatch Magazine’s 2022 Writing in the Margins nonfiction prize with this essay, Cause of Death, published in the March/April 2023 issue.
My daughter and I co-wrote this article for the Globe and Mail (December 17, 2022) based on the victim impact statements we prepared for the sentencing hearing of the person who sold my daughter Sophie the fentanyl that killed her. We don’t think he belongs in jail, for reasons we explain as best we can.
This article in BusinessInsider (September 25, 2022) looks at the reality of aging women without pensions or savings (me, in particular).
I wrote about my mid-century modern apartment building for a series called Home Truths in The Toronto Star (July 30, 2022). Artist Shruti Bhatnagar created this delightful illustration.
It was my pleasure to interview Natalie Moores for this feature in Chatelaine, June 2022. Natalie came out as trans and as a lesbian during the pandemic and is celebrating Pride for the first time this year.
My article Gigging Toward My Golden Years appeared in the summer 2021 issue of This Magazine, accompanied by this wonderful illustration by Matthew Daley (shinypliers).
My First Person essay, A Helping Hand, appeared in the Globe and Mail February 16, 2021.
A personal radio essay called Grievous Injuries was published and aired on CBC’s The Sunday Edition on May 3, 2020.
My autobiographical essay called Graywood Drive won an emerging writer award through Open Book, Arts Etobicoke and the Toronto Arts Council in 2018 and was published in an anthology as part of the project.
My essay called Why #IBelieveHer was published on the Ms Magazine blog in 2016.