Turns out being in grad school means you are very busy, like, all the time. Who knew? (I knew.) I've got a couple ideas for posts drafted, but no time to actually write anything at the moment. So, in the meantime, here's some food for thought: a TedTalk by Cameron Russell with some themes reminiscent … Continue reading Food For Thought
I think that Disney tends to get a lot of flack over the phenomenon of "Disney Princess culture." And I think that this video is a subtle, yet direct, response to that. I grew up with 3 sisters and 0 brothers and, therefore, undeniably experienced a very gendered childhood. I was raised on the colour … Continue reading Disney Princess Culture: Why I Think its Okay
I started writing this post as I was sitting in the Vancouver airport on December 18th. And I’m now finishing it as I sit in the Toronto airport on January 5th, waiting for my five hour (delayed, more than once) flight back to Vancouver. [Note: I really did write the majority of this in airports … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home
My lovely friend Yash, over at The Book Wars (a blog run by my friends who sometimes let me write stuff for them, like this post on The Book Thief) wrote a lovely post about Rainbow Rowell's young adult novel, Fangirl. The timing of her post is rather fortuitous as I started the book yesterday afternoon and then … Continue reading Some Thoughts on ‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell
I am child three of four in my family. Which means I should have a really terrible middle child complex. I don't even get the "middle child" title all to myself for goodness sake. I have to share it. If asked who among us is the drama queen, all three of my sisters would point … Continue reading Middle Sister Perks
Now don't get me wrong, I say "YOLO" (translation: "You Only Live Once") way more than I should as an educated individual with a pretty extensive vocabulary, and I probably won't be stopping any time soon. But this is my favourite song at the moment and I think it says it better: "Follow Your Arrow" … Continue reading A Better YOLO
When I attended orientation day for new graduate students this September I was given a blank white name tag and told to write down 3 things: my name, my program, and a hobby and/or interest. Name and program were easy: Laura, MA Children's Literature. But then I got to the "hobby and/or interest" part and … Continue reading What’s Not To Love?