Whenever I think of Sylvia Plath I cry

It’s not a happy cry. It comes from below the surface, where the ovens line up for us. They do that. But the oven isn’t simply about the end or quitting the violence of Ted and illness that led her there. The oven is about her fight for herself and the love for her children.…

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Boomerang Memories

Sabbaticals are twelve golden ticket months that appear in the academic calendar once every seven years. It’s when we get to focus on research, personal development, graduate students, and writing. Travel to a sister institution or to work with colleagues in different parts of the world is often part of these venerated breaks from the…

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And Just Like What?: Why the Sex & The City Reboot Doesn’t Work

Founded in 2012, Peloton Interactive, Inc. is an American exercise equipment and media company based in New York City worth around 2 Billion dollars. The bikes cost between $1,500 -2,500 and memberships run around 45.00 per month, which brings the yearly Peloton price tag to between $2K to $3K.  The bikes are so expensive because many of…

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The Night is Still Young

Sixty minutes before my date is set to arrive and I begin doing crunches on the pink area rug in my office. Jhona brings his ball upstairs and plunks it down a few feet away from me. He stares with huge eyes in the dark hallway. I’m feeling calm and a little uncertain as I…

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Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me someone good to meet!

While sweeping scattered kitty litter into a neat granular pile on the laminate floor in the back room of my house, I consider my options for how to let down the guy I’ve been talking with. “Talking with” is now a synonym for dating, but with the smallest dick energy and lowest erotic frequency in…

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Chapters of Life – Part 1

My sabbatical has been a bit of a blur so far, PHEW! Amid responding to the crisis unfolding at Western University related to sexual and gender-based assaults, I’ve had several academic and public articles on the go alongside my on-going efforts to secure a literary agent for my memoir. More than one agent has expressed…

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Epic Dating Fails & Scary Tales From My Lame Girl Summer

A few months ago, when it seemed safe to imagine the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel, we were told the hot girl summa was ours. The memes were exploding, and we thought our bodies would be too, beside and inside one another instead of alone or through a screen. Researchers and writers…

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