Geel, Belgium Has a Radical Approach to Mental Illness

“The family-care program isn’t miraculous; it is as profoundly human as Dymphna’s life story. It’s proof of how well we can love each other when we practise radical acceptance.”

Source: Broadview
Published: Sep 5, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,845 words)

Queens of Infamy: Josephine Bonaparte, from Malmaison to More-Than-Monarch

“When they got home, Josephine refused to move her beloved dog Fortuné off the bed to make room for Napoleon. When his mistress’ new husband tried to push him aside, the pug bit him. Sometimes dogs just know.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Apr 4, 2019
Length: 23 minutes (5,836 words)

Queens of Infamy: Josephine Bonaparte, from Martinique to Merveilleuse

Even the Reign of Terror was no match for a determined young woman with a pug and a prophecy on her side.

Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 28, 2019
Length: 22 minutes (5,569 words)

Queens of Infamy: Zenobia

In third-century Syria, a widowed monarch dared to be wildly ambitious — and almost brought the Roman Empire to its knees.

Source: Longreads
Published: Dec 11, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,570 words)

Queens of Infamy: The Rise of Catherine De’ Medici

Kings and popes thought she was their pawn. The Merchant’s Daughter begged to differ.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 27, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,588 words)

For Gord: 27 Mini-Essays about the Tragically Hip

As Canada’s most beloved band prepares for their final concert, 27 writers pay homage to the Tragically Hip’s long, prolific career.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Jun 2, 2016
Length: 47 minutes (11,827 words)

Being a Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence

Anne Thériault traces a lifetime of gendered violence, assault, harassment, and threats starting at age six in this brutal but important read.

Source: The Belle Jar
Published: Dec 3, 2015
Length: 6 minutes (1,662 words)