Toronto Star: “On Losing Queer Spaces.”

Losing The Beaver has been hard for so many of us in Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community, as it was a space that really helped redefine what it means to be queer in the city beyond any one specific neighbourhood. I have countless memories of sweaty nights, dancing on the cramped dance floor, and meeting new friends…

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…

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…

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,…

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…