Mixed Feelings: Growing Up Bi-Racial in Canada

Growing up Bi-Racial in Canada. What does "bi-racial" even mean? Well, the good 'ol Oxford Dictionary defines it as an individual who is "concerning or containing members of two racial groups." A caucasian mother, Black (biological) father.…
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Dishing it Up in Ubud: A Bali Cooking School

When my travel partner suggested we try a Bali cooking school, my first though was, crap! I am not a chef, not even an aspiring one! It's not that I can't cook, (despite what my then-partner may have thought), quite the contrary. My divorce…
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Why I Study an Endangered Language

Photo of Gitxsan Dancers at the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at the UBC Museum of Anthropology As you all know, I sort of lead a double life. I'm  full time freelance writer, but I'm also a full time 4th year anthropology student…
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Around The World in 8 Million Objects: The British Museum

Whenever I'm in London, I make it a point to visit my place of worship. Nope, it's not St. Paul's Cathedral, or Westminster Abbey. They're lovely, but as an Atheist (gasp!) my admiration for English churches doesn't go much further than the…
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Brotherly Love: Meet the New Kids on the Block

Explaining the dynamics of my family has always been, trying shall we say. I never really understood why people were so hell-bent on defining what family is, or why they were so consumed with appropriating labels. But as I matured, I realized…