When asked to write a feature for the Arthur’s women’s issue, I was instinctively drawn to doing a piece based on my own experiences. As a young magazine editor, I had initially thought to write about the challenges of...
Do you know what it’s like to view yourself as a sum of parts? A sum of parts seen worthy, only when occupying the mind of another with desire. We fight for the rights over our bodies, while fighting to be seen as...
Lindsay Yates is a fourth-year Gender and Women's Studies and Media Studies undergraduate student. She is the Ethical Standards Commissioner for the Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. With International Women's Day 2018 upon us,...
I am tired. I am tired of this need to compare. This is something that no one talks about in Church. There is this pressure to be a “Perfect Church Girl” (PCG, if you like). Someone who has the...
I always find myself feeling like more of an imposter than usual during Black History Month. As if I’m being watched day in and day out to see if I’m making the most of this month dedicated to an...
Arthur attended last week’s Trent African & Caribbean Student Union event, TACSU Talks. It was titled What is Black? The speakers Suzanna Lam and Achol Moses’s inspiration for the topic came from how often “we see Black History Month...
Friend-zones, Romeos, good ol’ Country Boys -- lend me your ears! Valentine’s Day approaches, and maybe you’re looking for a swanky date site. Allow me to recommend Brio Gusto, “where fire meets taste.” I dined there some time past,...
On Monday January 22, the Centre for Gender and Social Justice and Trent Oxfam co-hosted a Creating Spaces event focused on HIV/AIDS. Zoe Easton facilitated the event with questions, which were answered by David Macmillan and Ariel O’Neill. Macmillan is...
...because clearly we need to. Last issue, an article containing two opposing views about the gender-neutral washrooms was published. It was taken down at the request of the students, but that does not mean this conversation is over. I want...
Hot Belly Mama’s is a long time favourite of mine. Located downtown between Nata’s Café and the Olde Stone Brewing Company (with whom they share a beer menu and an entranceway), Hot Belly Mama’s serves up spicy Cajun dishes...