Paris Salmon-Wright is currently in her third year at Ryerson University. This is her first time sharing her writing with the world. She is using this poem for a final assignment about emotional abuse. First Love Her lips were soft I tingled at the thought Of her hand grazing mine A sweet serenity We were… Continue reading “First Love” by Paris Salmon-Wright
Take pleasure in Yuan Changming's artful and eloquent work. Sonnet in Infinitives To be a matter when there’s no question Or not to be a question when nothing really matters To sing with… Continue reading Sonnet in Infinitives by Yuan Changming
A Feminist Analysis of Popular Music Videos à la Butler and Mulvey Jessica Suljic & Liran Yefet It seems popular culture has no problem reinforcing stereotypical gender norms, often under the guise of “progressiveness”. Judith Butler, a gender theorist, argues that bodily movements and gestures enacts gender and comprise a "gendered self". In other words,… Continue reading There’s Nothing Dangerous About “Dangerous Woman”
This poem by Mario Alvarez is beautifully honest about a past relationship and the present impacts. We weren’t at our best But you gave it a try I told myself when it was over That I wouldn’t cry I know it’s too late But I want you to know That I still want… Continue reading You mattered by Mario Alvarez
Your Name Your name floats around in my head all day Grasping hold of my mind and clouding my brain It keeps whispering, whispering, then shouting your name Then my heart starts to ache as love pumps through my veins Nowhere for this love to go Trying not to let my feelings show My soul… Continue reading This poem by Kayla Walden about secret and unrequited love is all too relatable.
Please enjoy this vivid and sentimental portrait of a Grandfather, and the importance of storytelling. Thank you to Tristan Calayan for this beautiful submission. Grandfather We went out on a walk, Concrete laid against our feet, summer heat scorched our necks. He took me to a bygone era, His words flowed as grainy wood… Continue reading Grandfather by Tristan Calayan
From a series entitled 'Confessions', this poem by JustinCecil perfectly reminds us all that at little effort and faith in difficult times can make all the difference. She said to me Just try - you'll see Everything takes Time & energy Like Moses cleaving The deep red sea To reveal steady Land for retreat No… Continue reading Time & Energy by JustinCecil
We hope that these two delicate and emotive water colour portraits brighten this cold November day for all of you! Thank you to artist Tamirah Taylor for submitting these lovely paintings.
An entertaining and creative excerpt from a series of poetry titled "A Sampling", sent in by writer Jasmine Bhullar. Enjoy! Dear Perfect Stranger Your honey coloured hair draws me into you. Into you like a moth to a flame. The honey coloured mane of yours, decorated with speckles of mud brown strands, is the first… Continue reading Dear Perfect Stranger by Jasmine Bhullar
It was a clear April morn’ Swirling clouds reach the room, People’s voices hasten the room’s atmosphere. Alcohol and liquor splurge themselves, Empathy and reason, left the room. Call me tonight, I’m free. Neon lights the street. Collapsed on the floor, don’t call mum. I’ll be alright, after all Nothing I do makes any difference.… Continue reading Joy Division by Tristan Calayan