CFI Board: You Owe Me An Apology

Note: This blog post was originally written for the CFI On Campus blog, however because I didn’t want to put any of the people who run the blog into an uncomfortable position, I am choosing to post it here. I’m pissed off. I am not often pissed off. I generally …


In Defense of CFI

I have a long running history with CFI. When I was living in Victoria, BC, Justin Trottier approached me and asked if I wanted to attend a conference in Amerst, NY, at the Center for Inquiry. A little new to the atheist scene, I was skeptical but went along for …

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The Risk of Honesty

I’ve recently been applying for jobs, many of them revolving around social media and communications, and many of which want to see examples of my previous work. The vast majority of my social media and communications work centers around blogging, particularly about mental health, atheism and feminism. As I comb …


Arguments vs Debates

There is a lot of argument in our community right now. To be perfectly honest, I feel a little bit like I’m back in junior high, listening to a “he said, she said” except this time there’s pictures and links and rape threats and death threats and the pettiness is …

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Fleshspace and Internet Space: Integration and Variation

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away there was a conference call Skeptech. And at Skeptech I was on a panel about meatspace and cyberspace activism. And since that time there have been thoughts percolating in the back of my mind about the pros and cons of …

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On Going Vegan

I’ve been writing a fair amount on my personal blog about how we as advocates for social justice can both advocate change and accept ourselves as imperfect. I think this is one of the harder things to do and often leads to infighting in movements. But there are times when …


It’s About More Than Just Marriage

Last Wednesday evening, I watched as my country made history, and became the 13th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. It was an exciting evening, in ways that I hadn’t quite anticipated. I’m ashamed to admit I’d never been interested enough in the inner workings of parliament to …


The State of Earth

You may be familiar with earth day, which, funnily enough, is today. The purpose of which is largely to spread awareness about the impact of human exploitation on our planet, and to drive people towards trying to reverse, or at least mitigate, some of the negative changes we’ve made. The …