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November 16, 2023
I wrote an article with Dr. Wednesday Martin on the cultural revolution, where women in midlife challenge ageist stereotypes by engaging in relationships with younger men, signalling a shift in societal perceptions of age, desire, and empowerment.
November 6, 2023
Heather Stark continues our discussion on creating safe spaces in this article.
November 1, 2023
Heather Stark and I discuss my recently published paper that explores the subjectivity of safety on one college campus on her podcast.
October 27, 2023
I was featured in a Cosmopolitan article! The article discusses the topic of 'charity sex, ' as portrayed in the movie Cat Person.
October 4, 2023
I wrote an article with Western University Law Professor and Dean, Erika Chamberlain, sharing insights on the defamation lawsuit against the Facebook group, "Are We Dating the same Guy?"
September 21, 2023
I was a feature guest on Melanie Chambers’s podcast called The Sexy Times, where we discussed digital dating, swipe culture, and modern romance.
September 1, 2023
I was featured in an article by Lauren Katulka, discussing the origins and history of Cunnilingus.
August 27, 2023
I was featured in an interview by Simone Paget, Sex & Relationship Columnist for the Toronto Sun about online dating practices.
August 21, 2023
I was interviewed by Devon Peacock on AM 980 about the Facebook group “Are WeDating the Same Guy, London, Ontario.
August 18, 2023
I was interviewed by Colin Butler and featured in a CBC story about a lawsuit against the administrators of the popular Facebook group, “Are we dating the same guy? London, Ontario.”
August 17, 2023
I was interviewed by Allison Devereaux of CBC London about the Facebook group “Are WeDating the Same Guy, London, Ontario”, where we talked about dating apps, safety, and my forthcoming book.
June 13, 2023
Here’s an exciting IGTV I did with NYT-Best Selling Author Dr. Wednesday Martin. We talked about swipe culture, age hypogamy (older women, younger men relationships), dating, Jonah Hill, non-monogamy, and more!
April 15, 2023
In this article, I touch on the benefits of speed dating compared to using dating apps, which have run its course for a lot of people.
March 30, 2023
Against all odds, you had a good first date, but now what? Here are some second date ideas from me and other relationship experts.
February 26, 2023
In this article, I talk about the nuances of dating in the world of academia.
February 24, 2023
Here’s a feature interview about sexual wellness, with Dr. Lori Brotto (Author, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia, Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute), for The Kit.
February 20, 2023
Here’s a feature interview by Simone Paget, Sex & Relationship Columnist for the Toronto Sun about sexual wellness for the story.
February 14, 2023
On The Morning Zoom with Sam & Jane, I spoke about the importance of self-love and why everyone should prioritize not only their partner, but also themselves.
February 14, 2023
Catch me on iHeart Radio’s Newstalk 1010 podcast where I talk about a study that shows Ontario women need to prioritize sexual wellness.
February 3, 2023
It was thrilling to be a featured guest on Canada’s Top Lifestyle Television show The Social’s IGTV segment about promoting sexual wellness to reduce sexual stigma and help Canadian women have happier, healthier lives.
Jan 26, 2023
I had so much fun with Simone Paget talking about relationships, men, sex, and the strangeness of modern courtship compared to the golden days of analog dating. Check it out!!
January 22, 2023
Online dating over 40 can be a challenge, but it’s possible! Take it from me and 8 other people who have who have succeeded in finding love.
December 22, 2022
Bathroom selfies? No thank you. Check out some of my tips for a good dick pic, featured in Men’s Health!
December 7, 2022
Some tips to help your relationship all year round. Check out some ideas from me and other experts.
November 3, 2022
A little appreciation goes a long way, so check out some ideas from me and other experts
November 24, 2022
I was featured in an article on Cosmopolitan! If you’re looking to get a tattoo and want to learn about tipping etiquette, give it a read.
November 21, 2022
Here’s a short piece that gets to the heart of what it felt like to live under the cloud of impending and stressful contract negotiations this term.
In this article, I along with 8 other experts share our insights and expertise on being happy and single.
October 20, 2022
Research.com, the number one research portal for science rankings, just published a story about the contributions of women in science, including issues related to the gender gap. I’m honoured to take part in this important conversation.
October 17, 2022
Did you know that two women were running the biggest dating apps in the industry for a year? If you said no, you’re not alone. News agencies were covering these CEOs, but instead of leadership issues they focused on the women’s age, appearance, and “scandalous” pasts. Read our story to find out more!!
September 4, 2022
I was interviewed by Stylist on the sexist notion of ‘body counts.’
September 2, 2022
Fresh off the presses, this cutting-edge collection of scholarship about gender, sexuality, and culture features a chapter written by me! It explored different aspects of my experiences using the Bumble dating app, including how platforms like these are flipping our sexual scripts and selling us dreams they may not always be able to follow through on. Curious, read more here!
Aug 3, 2022
The first paper from my study about sexual cultures and sexual and gender-based violence among undergrads at Western University is out!
August 4, 2022
YES, I say. Check out my first academic publication about my dating app experiences, which is the only known example of using the divine feminine as a way to unpack ageism and intimacy within these unique relationship structures.
August 3, 2022
An article I co-wrote on a research project about mental health and community engagement with Indigenous youth in Kasabonika Lake First Nation.
July 28, 2022
I’m honoured to be featured in this story about how Western University is preparing for the upcoming year in the aftermath of the alleged incidents of sexual and gender-based violence on campus last September.
June 27, 2022
A story that I wrote about gardening and getting to know my neighbours during the pandemic was published recently on the Medium publication Be Yourself.
June 26, 2022
I recently took part in the unique podcast that’s all about dealing with being ghosted on dating apps and other platforms, called Coping with Ghosting.
May 28, 2022
In early February of this year, I was a featured guest on the Gender, Sex and Tech. podcast hosted by Lisa Smith and Jill Fellows. Our discussion focused on my dating app research, which is featured in Sex and Tech: An Intersectional Feminist Guide to the Innovations that Shape Us, an exciting book that drops at the end of July!
Jan. 30, 2022
Interview with Sputnik News, an international news agency, about how the pandemic is impacting people’s sex lives. Featured in the story Anyway, How is Your Sex Life? Due to Pandemic, ‘Collective Libido’ Seems to Have Plummeted.
February 10, 2022
The folks at Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use and I got together for a webinar to speak about the impacts of digital technologies on mental health and addictions. Watch the presentation to learn more about the risks and benefits of using these apps and, specifically, how they affect the way our young people feel about themselves.
December 21, 2021
Spoiler alert! The ladies are back and they are officially putting the “blah” in Blahnik. Read my new article in The Conversation about the epic fail of the reboot. Where’s the sex and saucy, smart dialogue? Where’s the fem-forward reflections on aging, race, and gender in the 21st century? And just like that, women need to find another show to see themselves represented in a realistic way.
November 27, 2021
I was proud and excited to partake in the When We Rise Conference, which featured various perspectives surrounding women’s health, gender issues and empowerment.
Sep 5, 2021
Read my exploration into the words “kids these days” use to describe one another and the ways they interact in love, dating and sexual relationship.
Oct 31, 2021
Read this fun article with the Toronto Sun’s Simone Paget where I talk about my experiences of being an “older woman” looking for love & sex on dating apps.
Discover how to foster equity and inclusion on your campus. Over the past month, several publications have published rankings of colleges and universities, including scoring ethnic diversity and demonstrated commitment to inclusion. These rankings – and their implications – are fundamental to the success, desirability and culture of your campus. Within this Education Admin Web Advisor publication, I shed light on how you can make these crucial changes on your campus.
November 22, 2021
On November 22, I will be joining Leigh Cowart to discuss the science behind the pleasure of pain. Learn about the temptation behind all things masochistic and magnificent.
In light of recent events at Western University, I’ve published an article on The Conversation about the relationship between frosh week and rape culture, and what we can do to root out the toxic factors that perpetuate this form of violence. In response to my article, several news outlets reached out to chat about my views surrounding Oweek and the toxic attitudes and events that are so prevalent during the first week back on campus.
October 7, 2021
Feature interview with Angel Xing, a journalist at The Charlatan newspaper at Carleton University, focused on The Conversation article I wrote about the link between frosh week and rape culture.
Brian Bourke from 570 News in Kitchener
Bill Kelly from Global News
London Morning with Rebecca Zandbergen (CBC News)
September 19, 2021
In light of recent events at Western University, I’ve published an article on The Conversation about the relationship between frosh week and rape culture, and what we can do to root out the toxic factors that perpetuate this form of violence.
September 6, 2021
My online dating experiences have now made an appearance within the Toronto Sun. Read about how “flat” and repetitive the user experience has become in the very strange terrain of app-based romance with an article published by my friend Simone Paget.
September 2, 2021
When Covid-19 cases began dropping, it felt safe to imagine life on the other side of lockdown. The hot girl summer was ours, so the saucy “vaxxed and waxxed” memes said…
Read how much my tepid summer experiences differed from the promise of scorching sexy times via my new article published in Your Tango.
Apr 24, 2021
Slow your response time…
Don’t interpret your partner’s behaviour…
Map out your communication plan…
April 22, 2021
Read my new article via The Conversation to explore how we may establish a sense of closeness, even from a distance.
April 9, 2021
Even from the safety of my own home, I have travelled to Spain!
Check out my feature interview in Ara, Spain’s leading newspaper in the Catalan language! It explores different angles of Bumble feminism, on the dating app and the boss lifestyle brand that’s made CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd the youngest self-made female billionaire.
March 31, 2021
In this new podcast, I speak to my research into sex work, the invisible labour that many woman have to endure by virtue of their gender, how the patriarchy hurts everyone, and how a common tactic of conflating something horrible with something potentially innocuous can lead to a divisive battle, even when everyone is trying to “do the right thing.”
Feb 3, 2021
My colleague, Shauna Burke, and I were invited onto tvo’s The Agenda to talk more about our research into the ways our new Zoom-dominated lives may be affecting and/or reflecting gender inequality. You can catch the entire episode here and join in the conversation via Twitter – it’s bumpin’!
Jan 27, 2021
During our convo, we chat about my upcoming #Bumble book, sexuality, online gender dynamics and more. Give us a listen and let me know what you think about our different perspectives and the way we put this awesome podcast to werk.
December 29, 2020
Check out my new publication with three amazing colleagues who took part in a collective study about sex work, health and social services in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. It explores how cis and transgender people in sex work experience different issues in relation to money, agency and self care. This is a novel contribution to the research literature that I am proud of.
My colleague, Shauna Burke, and I teamed up with 570 News to chat about the article we published regarding how men’s and women’s behaviours differ on the digital meeting platform, Zoom. In case you missed it, we’ve provided the audio below, so you can listen in and send us your thoughts about the patterns you have (not) noticed during online conversations. Click below and enjoy!
December 1, 2020
In my new post via The Conversation, my colleague and I use our combined observations of hundreds of Zoom meetings and scholarly insights from the fields of anthropology and psychology to explore how gender dynamics play out on Zoom and the transformative impact of digital platforms on our work environments and identities.
Read more about why we think men use formal backgrounds more than women and what implications this interesting online trend has.
Nov 13, 2020
Back in May, at the height of the pandemic, I penned my feelings about our drastic change in routine and the uneasiness brought with it. I chatted about privilege, Shoppers Drug Mart and the ways we’ve become totally distanced – not just physically – from one another.
Now that the numbers are rising again, I wanted to revisit this piece and the feelings contained within in. Are we headed towards another lockdown and, with it, the exhaustive discomfort of navigating a new normal we all hate?
Oct 29, 2020
Read about female friendship, competition & the ways TV can reflect our versions of ourselves – even when they tote bleach blonde dos and murderous plots.
During the month of October 2020, Western University’s Faculty Association published their newest edition of faculty times. Within the magazine, they featured yours truly as the university’s Equity Champion, so I had the opportunity to talk about what that means to me and which role(s) it plays in my life.
Let’s chat human rights and the way our struggle to access and uphold equity (re)shapes our lives.
October 23, 2020
From the #socialdistancing safety of my laptop and new home, I participated in a forum discussion about dating during #covid19 and how that may influence our choices, actions and prospects.
We recorded the whole thing, so you can tag along our talking venture and provide feedback on how your #pandemic #dating is going. Take a listen and let me know what you think & if you have any tips for those looking for #love from under their masks and behind their computers.
Oct 8, 2020
It’s time to throw away the tired cougar stereotypes that used to dominate narratives surrounding women who are romantically linked to a handsome, younger man (or men plural). From the sexy fun to the unique sense of confidence they exude, read about why I enjoy dating men who are 10-15 years than me.
May my new story inspire you to broaden your dating horizons, and age gap, should you be looking for love, sex or something else.
Sep 17, 2020
I transformed last week’s blog into a publication on Be-Yourself-A-Medium Magazine. This reflexive, tender piece reviews how an unassuming room- the bathroom- can be a space of solace and healing.
Thanks to Covid-19 and the need to isolate, to the level of a bubble, finding accessible places to ground ourselves is vital! Let me know how your relationships with everyday spaces has changed too. Remember, we’re all in this together…but just separately.
I was so excited to be featured by #forwomenwhoroar. This well-respected, fem-forward publication is amplifying the voices of women who refuse to go quietly into the night.
February 10, 2020
Read my article, “Reflections on a Date Gone Wrong,” via the wonderful website CHORUS.
September 30, 2019
On the Bumble Dating app, it’s the woman who decides. But are men ready for this?
August 15, 2019
On the Bumble Dating app, it’s the woman who decides. But are men ready for this?
July 28, 2019
I was invited to contribute to The Conversation Canada: Academic Rigour, Journalistic Flair.
February 11, 2020
I was interviewed by Chris dela Torre of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation show, The Afternoon Drive
June 4, 2019
Featured guest on Sittin’ with Sallie, a Shaw Cable talk show in Kenora, Ontario (Channel 10). We discussed my Bumble dating app research and forthcoming book
April 29, 2019
I was featured in a Front Page story by Randy Richmond of the London Free Press.
March 8, 2019
I was featured in story by Randy Richmond of the London Free Press by Dale Carruthers
February 16, 2019
I was interviewed and featured in a story by Taniya Spoila of the Western Gazette.
November 4, 2016
I was interviewed by Grace To of the Western Gazette and featured in a story.
May 23, 2018
I was interviewed by Kristen Lee of the Western Gazette and featured in a story.
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