PHOTO DIARY: DISPOSABLE SUMMER

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FILM: GIVE US INTERESTING FEMALE CHARACTERS

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film has a notorious way of representing females through one-dimensional archetypes, determining their role based solely off of one characteristic, rather than allowing them to be what they really are: human. if you’ve seen as little as one film, you’ve likely crossed paths with either the “strong” girl, the manic pixie dream girl, the needy girl, the wild girl – the list goes on. Continue reading

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REAL TALK: REAL WORLD

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the majority of my friends and i graduated university this past april, launching us directly into the horrors of “THE REAL WORLD”. will we conform to society’s snug standards or will we build a raft out of millennial values and steer clear of garbage island? find out never!!!

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MONTHLY MANIFESTO: SEPTEMBER

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you know how a manifesto acts as a blanket for whatever it is that it’s covering? how it hovers around something like an orb, pulling you in and preparing you for whatever it withholds? it has the ability to stir your guts and make you queasy with anticipation and it can feel like flowers smell, or how the stars look in the night sky when you’re outside of the city for the first time in months. it sets the tone. it grants possibility. that’s why i’ve decided to write a manifesto for each month of my life – before it happens – because without purpose, as big or small as it is, it’s easy to float around unanchored in time.

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LOCAL LEGEND: KATE DINGWALL

Kate Dingwall is a seasoned artist, engaging writer, and budding fashion superstar. Riding off of an impressive summer job at Flare magazine, not to mention her dedicated involvement in a revolutionary app, the lanky brunette is fresh into her senior year at McMaster university, where she’s spearheading stereotypes with her “contrasting” fields of study. I trapped this multi-talented dream babe in the thick of summer to take a few photos, do a quick Q&A, and burn our mouths on some overpriced matcha green tea.

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PLAYLIST: ROSEBUDS

a-couple-a tunes i’ve been listening to as of late. this playlist ends in a lil number (by the great canadian do-it-yourself man, chad vangaalen) called “lila”. he wrote it for his beloved pooch once she passed away and earlier this summer my childhood pup passed, too. this one’s for you, taffy girl.

disclaimer: i thought “my song 5” by haim was by justin timberlake until i downloaded it…

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SONG: AVANT GARDENER

highly unlikely i will ever not listen to this song 6.75 times in a row. ideal listening for tandem bike rides with someone you don’t mind having round.

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REAL TALK: job haunt

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a friend and i share an in-depth discussion about rising unemployment rates among graduates in canada, after she ceases to obtain summer employment as a groundskeeper at a local graveyard.

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LOCAL LEGEND: FAITH PATRICK

London-born artist Faith Patrick caught my eye late last year, when a time-lapse video of her painting Frank Ocean gained internet success. After sending her some fan grrrl e-mails, the mega-smart, soft-spoken beauty invited me into her art-strewn home, to talk the ATL Twins, cake farts, plastic surgery, third genders, and how it feels to have James Franco promoting her on Instagram. Continue reading

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