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…

CBC Radio: “Islands in the Stream.”

I had an opportunity to weigh in on the influx of American streaming platforms in the Canadian marketplace, and how that has impacted the creation of Canadian content on CBC Spark this weekend. What an honour to have an opportunity to visit this Canadian institution and meet host Nora Young! You can find a text version…

This Magazine: “Memories on the Margins.”

I wrote a piece for This Magazine on processing the end of a romantic relationship against the backdrop of a gentrifying city. It acts as a bit of a companion to last month’s clocktower piece for The Toronto Star, but focuses less on the history of the tower and more on my emotional headspace during…

Toronto Star: “I’ll Miss the Old TTC Streetcars.”

With the TTC decommissioning the old CLRV streetcars, I got a bit nostalgic about them and wrote a piece for The Toronto Star. I’ll miss those old lumbering beasts, if just because they were such an important part of Toronto’s iconography (like Honest Ed’s, RIP) and my own childhood memories of navigating the city streets….

Flare Magazine: “Do We Really Need Another Season of You?”

Flare Magazine just ran a piece I wrote about my very complex feelings for the show YOU. Do I enjoy the series, with all of its riveting twists and turns? Yes. Do I have an appreciation for what the cast and crew have crafted? Absolutely. But do I find it to still be problematic in…

Toronto Star: “Meet Me Under the Clock!”

Inspired by a film project I’ve been working on the last little while, I wrote a piece for The Toronto Star on the old clock tower on Yonge Street, and its (rather infamous) role in local queer history. This has been a subject very close to my heart! You can find the article here.

Toronto Star Piece in The New York Times

My recent Toronto Star piece on a racist costume from my past was referenced by essayist Pico Iyer in an article on chronocentrism for The New York Times a few days ago.   Iyer’s article delves into my discussion of the racist costume as part of a larger conversation about how we reframe the past…

Flare Magazine: Top TV of the ’10s, This Is Us, Netflix Updates, & More

Alongside my television work and a few stray pieces for some other publications, I’ve recently had the pleasure of working for FLARE, a Canadian lifestyle mag focused on fashion, beauty, celebrity, and current events. And it has been a total blast! I’ve already linked to my piece on the Game of Thrones finale, but since then I’ve…