From Interviews

Do The Work: Women In Cities International

Welcome to Do The Work Vol. II, where I will be interviewing individuals involved in organizing, educating, and supporting communities. For the first instalment, I talked to Kathryn Travers, the director of Women in Cities International (WICI). WICI focuses on making urban public spaces safer and more inclusive for women through participatory safety audits and…

Love Voltaire Us Apart: An Interview with Author Julia Edelman

Less than two years after finishing her undergraduate degree, 23-year-old Julia Edelman has published an internationally selling book, Love Voltaire Us Apart: A Philosopher’s Guide to Relationships. The book recently made it to the top of Amazon’s charts, went to number one on Reddit, and has gained her some super famous fans. We sat down to talk to…

Doreen St. Félix is Writing for the Next Generation

Doreen St. Félix is the kind of writer that makes other writers angry. From her incisive social commentary to her flawlessly poetic prose, each piece leaves you in awe of her skill, wondering how she nailed it again. She’s just that good. Upon graduating from Brown University, Doreen became editor-at-large for Lenny Letter. Now a…

In Conversation with Ann Friedman

Confession: I am a bit obsessed with Ann Friedman. It all started when a friend suggested I check out Call Your Girlfriend, the hilarious podcast Ann co-hosts with her bestie Aminatou Sow. As soon as I heard these boss ladies discuss the Benghazi hearings and Justin Bieber with equal seriousness, I was hooked. Then I…

An Interview with Illustrator Ness Lee

Ness Lee is a noodle lovin’ pot stickin’ son-of-a-bun Illustrator from Toronto, Ontario. Her work has been featured in Bust Magazine, Maisonneuve Magazine, Lucky Peach Magazine, and Bitch Magazine, as well as several exhibitions. Sara Kloepfer: How did you come to see yourself as an artist? When did you start making art? Ness Lee: I think…

A Sit Down with Poet Kiki Nicole

Kiki Nicole currently writes in the various cafes of Portland, Oregon. They are the Director of Operations for independent publishing house, Where Are You Press. Their work has been featured in Bitchtopia Magazine, Voicemail Poems, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and several anthologies. Where Are You Press has just released their debut chapbook, sullen girl:…

A Sit Down with Photographer Duran Levinson

Transitions in Bloom is an intimate exploration of China’s gritty everyday from an outsider’s perspective. It assumes no authority on the culture, space or people—instead it offers viewers a subjective view of daily life. Photographer Duran Levinson adeptly captures the sonic roar of the country, the fast-paced movement of the people, and the buzz of…

Technology and its (Dis)Contents

In 2015, to be called a Luddite by someone is akin to being called an old fart. Yet as a derogatory term meaning that one has a “certainly naïve opposition to technology” (NewStatesmen, 2014), we see the erasure of the rich history behind ‘Ludditism’, a movement that began in Britain in the nineteenth century during…

Special Delivery: A Lesson from CSAW & CO.

Toronto’s bourgeoning art scene is going through a cultural renaissance. Young designers, musicians, and photographers are carving out a niche for themselves within the transnational youth art scene. Millennials such as Sean Brown of NEEDS&WANTS, Desiree Girlato of Armed Jewelry, photographer Yannick Anton and singer Brendan Philip are innovators putting Toronto on the map. As…