For Christmas Eve and #poetrytuesday, I am sharing a poem I wrote to honour two of the most important influences on my life from the past two years: the Kiskiminetas River (affectionately known as the Kiski and a tributary of the Allegheny River) and Nick. The Kiski is flipping gorgeous and, the further away you go from… Read More a christmas poem + musings on a river, love, and uncertainty
My childhood best friend just so happens to be my favourite photographer. This is only a taste of her photo series from her trip through Iceland (more to come in Circumspectacle’s February zine). Haunting, atmospheric, evocative–these words fall short. Check out her photography at rebekahdepretis.com and follow her work on Instagram.
Guys, I’m actually really shy. Painfully shy. Always have been.… Read More shyness
Academia and I have had great times together, but I frequently doubt our longterm compatibility. Why? Because Academia is a f*(# boy. … Read More academia + me: a 21st-century flirtationship
Have you noticed how empowerment is in everything these days? Leggings ads on Instagram? Blog posts on dentists’ websites about teeth whitening treatments? Popular feminism? Fitness advertisements? Meditation apps? Empowerment is in everything these days. Empowerment is a nice, fuzzy word that makes us feel good inside. Empowerment. Empowered. Changing the world. Meditating for twenty… Read More disembowelling empowerment
Let’s take a look at some of the biggest industries and money-making labels around: the diet industry, organic and fair trade labels, sustainability, the fitness industry, and the wellness industry.… Read More consumer blame: when corporations hide their responsibility
circumspectacles: noun, plural 1) the many varieties of absurdity and beauty all around us 2) a set of ‘lenses’ that lead to wonder and awe 3) the many senses of awe and smallness 4) the act of watching the constant tension and dialogue between nature and culture, place and space, people and their world I… Read More circumspectacles: a manifesto