Written by Emma Coady Södergren My aunt’s closest friend quoted a statement one of her colleagues had made at work. Everybody around the table nod in approval, and a few agreeing “mhmmms” are heard. Everybody seems to agree that this is a valid question. I close my eyes and take a few breaths. I focus on… Read More “If Bruce Jenner REALLY wanted to become a woman- why didn’t he transition to a woman his own age?”
Written by Emma Coady Södergren Throughout the course of our lives, we are constantly participating in a socialisation process. We learn what is appropriate, what is desirable and what is not. This varies across cultures and societies, influenced by history and politics. However, much like how our history and politics shape our current state structure so… Read More Disablement Issues- From a Feminist Perspective.
The silencing and deletion of queer history by Western colonization is the main reason LGBTQ+ community is deemed ‘unnatural’ by heteronormative preachers. This deleted history comes at a cost to LGBTQ folks, as barriers to healthcare and social services are subtly imposed by ill-trained staff, degrading their quality of care. In Ontario, LGB parents have experienced having their children taken from them. Now, transparents are facing this frontier, sometimes losing everything in the process. … Read More [De]Colonizing Sexualities: Queer Histories & Healthcare Accessibility in Ontario
You know that we are there when you can’t be. Here’s what you missed from the intro to placement session for second years. … Read More Second Year SWSU Event: How to Survive Placement 101
An anonymous account by a student detailing an unnerving and unsettling encounter with CAMH when using their emergency medication services. … Read More Client-Centred, or Client-Shaming? My Experience with CAMH’s Emergency Medication Services
This week I’m going to talk to you about podcasts. This is for a number of reasons. For all of you (mainly myself) who made a resolution to go to the gym more, podcasts are a great way to make getting on the treadmill bearable. I would rate a really good podcast second only my Kid Rock playlist as the best thing to listen to while moving.… Read More Socially-Conscious Podcasts You Should Tune In For
On November 3rd, the Ryerson Social Work Students’ Union held its first event of the year. The event was planned and organized by fourth year representatives Caitlin Keating, Hannah Smythe and Irena Djukic. This event had been in the works since the summer and was successful thanks to the hard work and dedication of Caitlin, Hannah and Irena.… Read More Easing Anxieties: Social Work Student Union’s Fourth Year Event