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.
This weekend Montreal two-piece Solids are paying a routine visit to their Fog Friends with a Saturday night show in St. John’s. Xavier Germain Poitras and Louis Guillemette have toured here twice before but some things have changed since their last stop on the island. I caught up with Xavier and Louis at Halifax Pop Explosion to find out about what’s been going on with the band.
Written & Illustrated By Ricky King
Written & Illustrated by Paul Rebar (Halifax, NS)
The Wooden Sky & Steve Maloney (With Jen Benson & Amy Joy) at The Rockhouse (St. John’s, NL) – November 29th, 2014
All Photos by Mike Heffernan
Written & Illustrated by Ricky King
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.