When vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kinley Dowling (KINLEY) released her debut solo album in 2016, Letters Never Sent, she knew it would rock the boat. The Islander and longtime member of Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! wrote openly about her experience of sexual assault on the track Microphone. Now that song, and the accompanying music video, is going to be used in classrooms to teach students about sexual violence and consent.
Wait! Before you spend that crisp new $10 bill, ask yourself if you know the story of the woman looking back at you. Until the new notes came into circulation last year, Viola Desmond’s contribution to Canadian history was one of many by Black Canadians that went unheralded.
In an era where consumerism is globally-conscious and purpose driven, and our understanding of gender roles has broken free of a false binary, why do our Valentine’s Day traditions remain unchanged?
Katie Pringle knew early on that cannabis culture was changing, and she wanted in. Now she’s the co-founder of several businesses. We spoke to her about the challenges she’s faced, and the opportunities she’s still exploring in this new industry. Tell me a little about what you do. Why did you start working in cannabis? […]