The red floral pattern of her dress mimicked the spring weather as I gingerly opened the door to Georgina Hope’s Family and Gender Studies class at Victoria High School. Her smile was as warm as the sun that shone through the windows, and the classroom was buzzing with energy; purple sheets of paper asking “Why… Read more »
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Reporting by Gwen Rosser
Photos by Hugo Wong
A beautiful photo essay that meditates on the spirit of summer.
Let’s set the scene. A spooky forest, 1980-something. A bodacious blonde teenage girl (let’s call her Tammy) clomps through the thrush, calling for her lost boyfriend Trey who is so annoying and isn’t answering her calls. Not cool, Trey! Suddenly, a horrifying masked maniac leaps from the bushes, holding Trey’s severed head in one hand… Read more »
Every time the skinny tires of my white Apollo hit the rough patches of Tofino’s bike path, I’d grit my teeth, muscles clenching in anticipation of a mouthful of dirt.
Rule #1: Say no. Say it. Your body, your rules. This workshop requires boundaries. We can’t emphasize this enough. No is no is no. 7:38 DCP (During Cuddle Party) A man with shaking hands cries on my neck. We’re nestled together in the corner of an unfamiliar apartment, my waist tucked into his stomach, his… Read more »
7:38 DCP (During Cuddle Party) A man with shaking hands cries on my neck. We’re nestled together in the corner of an unfamiliar apartment, my waist tucked into his stomach, his knee laced over my thigh. We lie on cushions, thoughtfully plumped before anyone arrived. If I twist my head slightly to the left, I… Read more »
I first started exploring BDSM when I was 13 years old. It’s been almost 10 years since then and I’ve spent most of that time feeling my way through the dark. The only way to really learn what your kinks are is to try them, but for most of that time I was afraid to… Read more »
“It looks like the flights are delayed,” Karen informs the dozen of us standing in the small lounging area of Victoria International Airport. “It might be another hour until they arrive.” Karen directs her attention to me. “Joel is writing an article about the project; would you like to ask some questions?” I smile. “Who wants… Read more »
A 10-day introduction to the ancient technique of Vipassana