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Snake tips

I admit that I do not personally understand snake-phobia, when said phobia extends to all snakes of all sizes, venomous or not. Like, obviously, being afraid of a king cobra, an anaconda, or a black mamba makes sense. I definitely would not be in the room with one of those guys out and about. But being so afraid of a pet snake that you won’t enter a room with one inside is pretty ridiculous, especially if that pet snake is hanging out in its enclosure.

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Hijab in Saskatchewan

I wore a hijab in Saskatchewan. I do not practice Islam, but my generous Muslim sisters gifted the scarf to me, and so I covered my hair in solidarity. The first thing I notice when I wear a hijab is how different my voice sounds. The words I speak echo in my ears, forcing me to think more about what I say. I like this. It makes me listen to myself more.

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Put away your pussy hats

About a week before the Women’s March, I thought about knitting a penis hat – which, come to think of it, is pretty ironic given the number of times I got bullied for being a pussy growing up. And honestly, it was hard enough for me to feel comfortable showing up to the march as a girl with a dick under her skirt, let alone proudly displaying one on my head.

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