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Learning to accept my sexuality

As a young girl, I found women beautiful.Continue...

4 LGBTQ+ reads to pick up this June

Pride Month is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your summer reading with a little colour. Here are some of my favourite LGBTQ+ reads—plus one on my to-be-read list—that you should pick up this month.Continue...

‘Obi Wan Kenobi’ is a step in the right direction

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars was unencumbered by Disney’s incessant need to pump out as much content as humanly possible.Continue...

‘Heartstopper’ gives Netflix audiences hope for more queer content

With an abundance of heteronormative romance movies and shows dominating Netflix, Heartstopper ’s queer focus is a breath of fresh air.

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How to be an ally every day, not just in June

Being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community is so much more than changing your profile picture to the rainbow flag.

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3 BIPOC-lead and queer-inclusive shows to binge this summer

With every corner of the internet saturated with new media, it’s hard to parse through it all and find fun, quality shows that promote diverse perspectives.Continue...

Celebrities and Pride Month: the influence of social media

In honour of Pride Month, many celebrities took to social media to celebrate.

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Never not loving immensely: Learning to express my love in the face of tragedy

The story behind how I learned that life is too short and unpredictable to not show the people you love that you treasure them.

In January of 2017, I felt like I was drowning.Continue...

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and the genius of the multiverse

Amongst the broad multiplicity of the film’s scenes and themes, the ties between the multiverse and the experiences of immigrants stood out.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is what it says on the tin: a wonderful cavalcade of colour and sound, paired with acting and directing stellar enough to send the audience on a journey through the multiverse.Continue...

Your Guide to the Best Summer in Toronto

Fun things to do on a summer day in Toronto, including restaurants, icecream places, Ripley's aquarium, and more!

It’s no question that Toronto has an abundance to offer when it comes to summer entertainment. If you’re looking for some new summer locations that are sure to hit the spot, then look no further.Continue...

The Gospel of Kendrick Lamar

The lessons we can learn from Kendrick’s Lamar newest album: ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

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Met Gala 2022: The Gilded-less and the Glamourless

While Met Gala fashion usually delivers iconic dresses and thematic glamour this year's Met Gala themed “Gilded Glamour” generated a plethora of outfits that lacked… well, the gilded and the glamour.
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Ranking Kingston’s best bubble tea—again

Back in 2019, I wrote my first article for The Journal, and it remains my most impactful piece to date—ranking Kingston’s best boba spots. Since then, more bubble tea restaurants have opened around the student district, and the classics continue to keep us going in pandemic times.Continue...

Last Words

When I first stepped into the Journal office, it wasn’t nearly a perfect fit. The floors were covered in a respectable layer of dust and the couches reeked of cigarette smoke. I’ve now spent three years here, losing sleep over all the ways we could be better, wanting to take a breath.Continue...

How I rediscovered my purpose

I found the light at the end of the tunnel.Continue...

Lifestyle Reads: Books to crack open this summer

It’s the time of year again: I’m finished school and finally reconnecting with my love of reading. Here are some of my favourite books that will help you rekindle your relationship with literature this summer:Continue...

Tricolour Sex Diary: Sharing sex stories

The summer of 2021 was a hot girl summer for me. As a freshly vaccinated woman, I enjoyed swiping through Tinder, seeing if there were any prospects for a good one-night stand.Continue...

From QJ to the New York Times: A conversation with Shivani Gonzalez

Four years ago, Shivani Gonzalez was spending her Thursday nights in the Journal office, frantically editing lifestyle articles and preparing layout for the next day. Now, Gonzalez is living every creative’s dream in New York.Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part five

After Bianca graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an honours degree in economics, she returned to Toronto and reconnected with Drew. Thrilled at the reunion, Audra Torres lent them enough cash to open their very own cell phone kiosk. The business is now expanding, and Drew was recently able to get Bianca the ring she deserved. Alli and Mike Dallas are driving up for the wedding this summer, and there will be a cardboard cut-out of best man Adam Torres.

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Leaving law school and my guilt behind

I was thirteen years old when I performed my first magic trick. All I had to do was say the words “law school” to my parents, and they’d transform into different people. The perpendicular worry-lines which marked my mother’s forehead softened. My father smiled.Continue...

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