“Why do we write? A chorus erupts. Because we cannot simply live.”
~Patti Smith, Devotion (2017:93)
I am always looking for opportunities to collaborate with and contribute to on- and offline publications that reflect my vision for a more equitable and meaningful world. In the spirit of this, I am excited to announce my newest initiatives:
NEW Publication in Be-Yourself-A-Medium Magazine
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.
Orchard, T. (Feb. 10, 2020). “Valentine’s Day: Gen Z avoid committed relationships, prefer ‘casual things’”, The Conversation Canada: Academic Rigour, Journalistic Flair, https://theconversation.com/valentines-day-gen-z-avoids-committed-relationships-prefers-casual-hookups-130936
Orchard, T. (Sept. 30, 2019). Bumble article comments indicate the rise of a far-right feminist-backlash, The Conversation Canada: Academic Rigour, Journalistic Flair. https://theconversation.com/bumble-article-comments-indicate-the-rise-of-a-far-right-feminist-backlash-121652
Orchard, T. (2019, Aug. 15). On the Bumble Dating app, it’s the woman who decides. But are men ready for this?. https://theconversation.com/amour-et-desir-sur-internet-les-hommes-ne-sont-pas-prets-a-se-faire-draguer-par-les-femmes-121395
(2019, July 28). Love, lust and digital dating: Men on the Bumble dating app aren’t ready for the Queen bee, Invited contribution to The Conversation Canada: Academic Rigour, Journalistic Flair. https://theconversation.com/love-lust-and-digital-dating-men-on-the-bumble-dating-app-arent-ready-for-the-queen-bee-120796.
Interviewed by Chris dela Torre of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation show, The Afternoon Drive (February 11, 2020). https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-80-afternoon-drive/clip/15760439-gen-z-hookup-culture
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 (June 4, 2019). YouTube: https://youtu.be/hsLcR-ijA_U
Featured in a Front Page story by Randy Richmond of the London Free Press ‘Western researcher shares dating app experience’ https://lfpress.com/life/relationships/western-researcher-shares-dating-app-experience (April 28, 2019)
Featured in story by Randy Richmond of the London Free Press ‘Is publicly naming sex buyers wise or reckless?‘ by Dale Carruthers https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/lfp-longform-is-publicly-naming-sex-buyers-wise-or-reckless (March 8, 2019)
Interviewed by Taniya Spoila of the Western Gazette and featured in the story ‘Myth: Girls Don’t Masturbate‘ https://westerngazette.ca/culture/myth-girls-don-t-masturbate/article_53f28b68-2f15-11e9-9664-6ff49b961a4f.html (February 14, 2019).
Interviewed by Eric Collins about my Bumble dating app research and book for the Health, Illness & Recovery show at 9.49, Western University radio (November 26, 2018).
- https://soundcloud.com/chrwradio/health-illness-recovery-ep-9-3 (Part 1)
- https://soundcloud.com/chrwradio/health-illness-recovery-ep-9-2 (Part 2)
Interviewed by and featured in a story by Sydney Bordinon about my Bumble book and dating in the 21st century for 106.9 The X FM news, entitled: ‘Are Dating Apps Killing Romance? https://www.cfrlradio.com/syn/202/75097/75097/ (September 16, 2018).
Interviewed by Grace To of the Western Gazette and featured in the story “Exploring the STI Testing Stigma” https://www.westerngazette.ca/culture/exploring-the-sti-testing-stigma/article_d41c2efc-9ae3-11e6-9d46-035f4b18a0b6.html (February 14, 2018).
Interviewed by Kristen Lee of the Western Gazette and featured in the story “What’s it like to be a Sex Worker on Valentine’s Day?” (February 14, 2018) https://www.westerngazette.ca/culture/what-it-s-like-to-be-a-sex-worker-on/article_3b8df0ce-0a06-11e8-9f97-c7d38de9aae4.html