It’s all about the body in this show, particularly bodies that don’t conform. Queer, nonbinary, Disabled artist Derek Newman-Stille showcases their Queer Crip art work exploring and stretching the body. This show is about bodies that resist control and constructions of normalcy.
So often art reinforces notions of one bodily ideal, limiting expressions of beauty to a narrowly defined concept. Body-ody-ody seeks to break those barriers, revelling in the diversity of the human
Alex (8 years old) has started Dogcast, a weekly illustrated podcast about dogs, to keep all her friends and family company and help you learn about dogs at the same time. Check out the first episode on pomeranians.
Creating has always been my way of calming myself, and processing emotions, and understanding myself and the environments that I'm a part of. Unsurprisingly then, creating is what I find myself doing most in these worrisome, confusing, and uncertain times. I love knitting, because I believe the threads and stitches hold memory. Knitting felt the most appropriate choice for right now, because it's my way of recording the stories that are in my body and that are unfolding aroun
I recently started learning how to make block prints, and I am looking forward to taking some more time to learn in the coming weeks. I made this print of a deer for my mom, which is my impression of a piece of art her twin brother, James, made for her many years ago. - Melissa, Aging Activisms co-chair
This sweet post-capitalist love song, written by Hawksley Workman, is an old favourite, and it seems like an especially good one for this moment. When I picked up my guitar on my 4th day in self-isolation, this was the first tune I thought to play. I like that it makes me think of the radical possibilities of the society-wide slow down that we are feeling right now. You can listen to Hawklsey's original here. Lyrics: When society's crumbled, and everything's gone
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This event has been postponed until further notice. Cherie Dimaline, author of the bestselling The Marrow Thieves (2017) and the recently published Empire of Wild (2019) will be giving a public talk, "Writing Home: Using Fiction to Reclaim Space," in Wenjack Theatre, at Otonabee College, Trent University. There will also be a reception at 3:30pm, ahead of the talk in the Gathering Space. Check out the facebook event or look below for more information. Cherie was named Emergi
This event has been postponed until further notice. This workshop session of the Anti-Oppression Freeschool, will be taking place at Sadleir House (751 George St. N). The Anti-Oppression Freeschool is a community education series hosted by Food Not Bombs, in partnership with Aging Activisms and the Peterborough Independent Podcasters, and endorsed by a number of other community groups and organizations. Find the event here, or read more from the organizers below. "WHAT HAPPEN