Summer 2015

Herizons Summer 2015
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HERIZONS SUMMER 2015 | VOLUME 29 NO. 1

news
STAY CALM AND DECOLONIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
An Interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie
By Evelyn C. White

A FIELD IN GOOD HEART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
An Ancestral Journey of Healing
By Heather Menzies

FEMINIST HORROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Plotting Against Patriarchy
By Alison Gillmor

STAGING FEMINIST THEATRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Sarasvàti Theatre Artistic Director Hope McIntyre
By Shawna Dempsey

features
DRUNK FEMINIST FILMS
TAKE SHOTS AT SEXISM
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

DISABILITY ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS . . . . . . . 7

WOMEN ON WAVES FLIES
ABORTION PILLS TO POLAND
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HOLLABACK! SHOUTS OUT HARASSMENT
ON OTTAWA TRANSIT
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arts & culture
SUMMER MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Touchstone by Ariel Pocock; Della Mae by Della Mae.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

SUMMER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Sweet Affl iction by Anna Leventhal; The Ever After of Ashwin
Rao by Padma Viswanathan; Cauchmar by Alexandra
Grigorescu; God Help the Child by Toni Morrison; Evie, the
Baby and the Wife by Phyllis Rudin; Captive Revolution by
Nahla Abdo; Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay; Strange Materials:
Storytelling through Textiles by Leanne Prain; Arresting Hope:
Women Taking Action in Prison Health Inside Out Edited by
R. Elwood Martin, M. Korchinski, F. Fels and C. Leggo;
Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge;
Girls in a Band by Kim Gordon.

LIVING THRU RACE . . . . . . . . …………………………………. 44
Althea Prince on Black Beauty, Pop Culture and
Canadian Race Politics
By Cheryl Thompson

POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
The Wrong Cat by Lorna Crozier, Exquisite Monsters
by K.I. Press, House Dreams by Deanna Young
By Mariianne Mays

columns
PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Harassment as Blood Sport
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chinese Feminists Imprisoned
AVA HOMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Beauty is Mandatory yet Illegal in Iran
SUSAN COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Alison Bechdel Storms Broadway
AYESHA MIAN AKRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Unveil Fears, Not Women
 

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