Playlist: Summer 2017

Ahh yes, arguably the most important playlist of the year–the Summer playlist. Felt a bit more melancholy this year, the second half of the playlist reflects this.

Summer 2017 track list:

  1. J-Boy by Phoenix
  2. Rose-colored boy by Paramore
  3. Near to the Wild Heart of Life by Japandroids
  4. Momentz by Gorillaz
  5. Wanted More by BETSY
  6. Love Stuck by Mother Mother
  7. Stay Happy by Broken Social Scene
  8. Love is Dead by Hazel English
  9. Morning Bells by Lola Marsh
  10. Love by Lana del Rey
  11. Bobby by (Sandy) Alex G
  12. Hug of Thunder by Broken Social Scene
  13. Bette Davis Eyes (cover) by Rogue Wave

#ReadWomen 2017 Update

I’m still focusing on largely ready books by women. We’re half-way through 2017 (!!!), here is what I have read so far this year. Of note–I have started reading more poetry! This is something inspired by a tidbit in the book by Cheryl Strayed (see below):

If you had to give one piece of advice to people in their twenties, what would it be?

Cheryl Strayed: To go to a bookstore and buy ten books of poetry and read them each five times.


CS: Because the truth is inside.

  1. The Violet Hour: Great Writers the End by Katie Roiphe
  2. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente (again)
  3. Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature by Shelley DeWees
  4. It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright
  5. The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino
  6. Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs
  7. Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon
  8. Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford
  9. The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future edited by Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
  10. Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada
  11. Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey (again)
  12. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett
  13. Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of an Artist by Emily Carr
  14. Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
  15. A Lonely Lady by Willa Cather
  16. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  17. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
  18. The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi


  1. Dark Sparkler (poetry book) by Amber Tamblyn
  2. Memories by Lang Leav

Playlist: spring minis

While Spring has passed by us now, I’m still sharing my Spring mix tape for lighter days.

spring minis track list:

  1. Tides by Gold Child
  2. Gold Angel by Minke
  3. Real Love Baby by Father John Misty
  4. Astral Plane by Valerie June
  5. Proud by (Sand) Alex G
  6. Coming of Age by Julia Jaklin
  7. Ladies Don’t Play Guitar by Tennis
  8. Dream by Husbands
  9. Hard Times by Paramore
  10. Just Because by Lionlimb

Covers & Content: July 2017

How diverse were the July 2017 issues of Canada’s top fashion magazines? We report on this every month, taking into consideration the cover star as well as the representation in the fashion editorials. Read on to find out how this month’s issues fared.

The Magazine: Elle Canada

The Cover Star: Michaela Kocianova

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: White

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: No! They had an opportunity to have some diversity and totally didn’t choose to; there was one fashion  editorial in this month’s issue and it starred two thin, white models. As such, this is a Whiteout Issue.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.


Note: this information is the same as what was reported last month

The Magazine: FASHION

The Cover Star: Heather Marks

Perceived Appearance of Cover Star: White

Does the magazine appear to feature any models of colour in the editorials?: This was a Whiteout Issue. This is especially disappointing as it is FASHION’s Summer Issue, covering both June and July 2017. There were two fashion editorials. The first starred one thin, white model. The second starred two thin, white models. As such, there were a lot of wasted opportunities for diversity.

Does the magazine appear to feature any plus-size models in the editorials?: No.

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