Toronto Star: “Pride and the Impact of COVID-19.”

I wrote a piece for today’s Toronto Star on the annual Pride celebrations and the impact of COVID-19 on the city’s LGBTQ+ community. I appreciate Dean Odorico (of popular bar Woody’s) and Jaymie Sampa of The 519 taking the time to discuss the Church-Wellesley community, the challenges the neighbourhood is currently navigating, and some of…

TPL Panel: “Art & Artists During COVID-19.”

Next week! I’ll be participating in a panel for Toronto Public Library as part of their virtual Pride programming, talking about queerness, community, and art with fellow screenwriter writer Sarah Dollard (Dr. Who, A Discovery of Witches, Being Human, Bridgerton) and moderated by Nancy-Anne Davies. I’ll be donating my honorarium to Supporting Our Youth, an organization doing incredible work…

Flare Magazine: “How Survivor Changed Everything.”

Today is the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the reality television series Survivor, and to commemorate that significant date, I wrote a piece for FLARE on its iconic first season and the lasting impact the series had on television, politics and western culture. You can check it out here! I hope you’re staying healthy…

POV Panel: “Finding Your Voice.”

Tomorrow at 3pm EST! I’ll be doing a Facebook Live/Zoom panel for POV 3rd Street on “Finding Your Voice: What It Means, Why It’s Important, and When To Use It.” If you haven’t heard of POV, you should look them up. They help marginalized youth break into the Canadian media industry through “training, mentorship, job placement…

Toronto Star: “How The X-Files Helped Me Fit In.”

I wrote a piece in today’s Toronto Star about The X-Files, the value of television during times of personal crisis, and how the series played a key role in my development as a huge nerd. You can check it out here.

Flare Magazine: “Schitt’s Creek and the Joy of Being Different.”

Tonight, Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek ends its run on CBC and, like most fans of the series, I’m completely devastated by the loss.  The Good Place and Schitt’s Creek ending within months of each other?  And at a time when the world needs to focus on goodness and community over the self?  HELP US, SITCOMS….

This Magazine: “Self-Care is a Sham.”

I hope this message finds you, my dear reader, healthy and safe. The worldwide COVID-19 crisis has reshaped the world around us quickly and thrust us into uncharted territory. Please practice social distancing to help limit the spread of the virus, and follow the advice of health care professionals and your local authorities. Reach out to…

Maclean’s: “Before You Go – Dear Nanny.”

My grandmother’s battle with dementia has been incredibly difficult — a loss of a guiding light in my life, but also the gradual erasure of a cultural history I cherish deeply. I wrote about her – and the profound impact she has had on my life – in the April 2020 edition of Maclean’s Magazine,…

Writers Talking TV: Diggstown

I had the pleasure of hosting the February 25th edition of the Writers Guild of Canada’s monthly podcast Writers Talking TV, with this instalment focusing on the historic CBC series Diggstown. I got to chat with creator Floyd Kane and writers Lynn Coady and Ellen Vanstone about how the series confronts topics like race and…

Toronto Star: “The Legacy of the Bruce McArthur Case.”

I wrote a piece in today’s The Toronto Star on the Bruce McArthur serial killer case, and the impact it had on the city’s LGBTQ+ communities, as well as systemic and grass-roots programs that have since been implemented in the hopes of addressing a legacy of neglect by those in power. You can read it…