Fat Chance

I recently came across the 1994 NFB documentary Fat Chance (dir. Jeff McKay), a feature-length film that follows Rick Zakowich, a fat man in Winnipeg, as he moves from a state of self-loathing to one of self-acceptance. I was hesitant to watch the film, as I am with most artifacts from our culture that focus …

12 Good Fatty Archetypes

I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be a "good fatty" lately, and stumbled across this awesome comic by Stacy Bias that perfectly illustrates, describes and explores various types of "good fatties." Check it out here. You can even download this amazing artwork as a zine!

The painful truth about being gay at Canada’s largest Christian university

I've been working on this long-form, investigative piece for Daily Xtra for the past 8 months, and I can only assume that this is what it feels like to birth a child after a long wait and lots of work. It's also the longest (published) piece I've ever written (almost 5,000 words!). The students at …