Presenting government identification is such a routine practice in our everyday lives that many of us begin to take it’s importance for granted. We often overlook what the procedure could mean for others who live and identify outside of the claustrophobic formality that is the twofold sex designation on all official government identification.
St. John’s Drag Idol contestants talk gender, performance, and the meaning of Queening
“The Oldest Women’s Self Defence Organization in Canada” is a status that not only speaks to the credibility and effectiveness of Wen-Do as a Women’s Self Defence form, but also to it’s relevancy and importance as a thriving source of empowerment for women in modern society.
The practice of Wen-Do is alive and well in Newfoundland & Labrador under the guidance of Renee Sharpe, a self-described “32 year old punker, welder, feminist and Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence instructor.”
Interviewer’s Note: You might note that myself and the subject of this interview are siblings. No, I am not a representative of a nacho lobby, I am not a corrupt nacho journalist and I am not pushing the big nacho agenda, I just love nachos.
Hal-Con is the largest sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention in Atlantic Canada. Earlier this month Paul Rebar quested to this annual Atlantic geek mecca to capture the fans, LARPers, cosplayers, collectors, gamers, modders, makers, artists, writers and special guests gathered together by their shared pursuits.
Also included are stills from Hal-Con’s tie-in event Rave of Thrones, held at Halifax’s Marquee Ballroom and hosted by Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn. Yes, Hodor is also a DJ.
“I think it’s important for people to recognize that the current nature of the sex trade, the underground nature of it, the lack of supports in this province, the harmfulness and unconstitutionality of our federal laws, it all makes for a situation where sexual violence can and does happen and can and does go unreported.”
On BlueKaffee, people were sharing their innermost experiences, like the trauma of being a teenager, or the excitement of seeing a new girlfriend or boyfriend, with people that they ran into in math class every day […] That just wasn’t a thing then. So for a lot of us it was an exposure to social networking with peers that they knew in real life before that was a common experience.
The CEEBS Skate Competition took place September 20th, 2014 at the Courts in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland.
All Photos by Evan Smith
For the last two months we’ve stressed our intention to build a platform where you call the shots and tell us what’s cool around Atlantic Canada. In an ongoing effort to follow through with this plan In Case You Missed It is back for round two.
Once again, we are looking to you folks for a capture (picture, video, blurb etc.) from any event in Atlantic Canada you wish to share with us. We’ll be featuring our favourite entries on the site.