In my life

Where’s my meternity leave?

“You might want to look into if you can go back to work early,” my husband told me one day when I was six months pregnant. “You know, just in case.” “I’m not going to want to go back to work early,” I said, pretty indignantly. “Just look into it.” So I did. I asked… Continue Reading

Why women don’t report

There have been a lot of conversations around sexual assault and violence against women this week, ever since allegations against Jian Gomeshi began coming to light on Sunday. The stat is that 1 in 3 women will be sexually harassed in their lifetime. Two of those women won’t report the harassment. For the ones that… Continue Reading

The summer of ’95

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the summer of ’95. Sure, it doesn’t have the same ring as the summer of ’69, and no it wasn’t the year I got my first six-string, though I did visit a 5 and Dime all summer. But I digress. The summer of 1995 was the summer I… Continue Reading

Packing up my life so far

It was around this time nine years ago I first heard Jann Arden’s song Where No One Knows Me. I was 22 then, working at the weekly newspaper in Kincardine, a small town on the shores of Lake Huron. I liked it there. My family was there, I had a job doing what I loved,… Continue Reading

All my (former) friends live in my Facebook newsfeed

Facebook stalking. Twitter profile skimming. Drive-by blog reading. We all do it for our ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, our ex-wives and husbands. But what about our ex-friends. Or friends we don’t even know are our exes yet? I got to thinking about all of this after reading a piece in New York Magazine about how my… Continue Reading