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Catching Those Stereotypes

Catching Those Stereotypes

After months of exchanging short Facebook messages and reorganizing calendars, Kate and I got a chance to meet up on Sunday. As usual, our conversation eventually made its way around to writing. We’re both trying to hit the same deadline […]

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I Love You Lara Croft, But I Don’t Want My Female Characters to Be Like You

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life came on TV the other night, and because it was Friday and TV sucks on Friday, my parents and I watched it. And because it’s awesomely entertaining. The first Lara Croft movie came […]

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Writing As An Act Of Aggression

Where is the line between homage and appropriation? Between artistic/creative license and cultural aggression? Though the blonde I’m currently sporting is fake, I’m about as white as white can get, and I live in one of the whitest states in […]

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The Thing You Wouldn’t Expect Me to Learn At An Undercover Cop Workshop

The Thing You Wouldn’t Expect Me to Learn At An Undercover Cop Workshop

This past Thursday, September 26, Kate and I crashed/surveyed an ARWA workshop presented by Detective Dave Sweet, a member of Calgary’s Police Service. Right now he works in the homicide unit, but over his career as an officer he worked his way […]

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