Settler Tears (A Poem for the 215)

Donation Links: https://legacyofhope.ca/ https://www.orangeshirtday.org/ https://www.irsss.ca/ (Indian Residential School Survivors Society) https://reconciliationcanada.ca/ https://raventrust.com/ https://www.sniwwoc.ca/ (Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour) http://unistoten.camp/ https://downiewenjack.ca/ (Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund) I have struggled to find the words for this topic without giving into my white settler guilt or anger. I also thought a rant would […]

Ally: An Outdated Fair-weather Word.

Once upon a time, the word “ally” used to mean something, but it has since been co-opted and corrupted. Fair-weather friends, white guilt mourners, corporations, and vapid celebrities/politicians have taken the word and abused it for their own benefit. It has become a term that “others” folks and pedestals ourselves. Ally seems to suggest that […]