The Beekeeper’s Quilt:: My day at Stitch

I have been chomping on the bit to get started on a Beekeeper’s Quilt that has been on my list of DIY goals for about a million years. I have attempted to get started a number of times, but I have never knit in the round before and couldn’t manage to figure it out following any of the various online tutorials. My Dad happens to be lifelong friends with Jocelyne, the owner of Stitch, formerly located at 3799 Main Street in Jordan… Read More

Basic Income Pilot Launched in Ontario, Canada

In the summer of 2017, 4000 low-income individuals living in Hamilton, Lindsay, and Thunder Bay where randomly selected to become part of the Basic Income Pilot, intended to test whether supplying a “basic income” was a better way to support people living in poverty vs the current system, which offers less than a living wage. Within the program, participants will receive $17,000CA, before taxes and deductions, no strings attached. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the 3-year study in April 2017 during… Read More

Ambivalently Yours

I would like to introduce you to the hardest working artist on the internet and beyond, Ambivalently Yours. It is an anonymous project “created to facilitate the exploration of feminist convictions by embracing ambivalent emotions.” The project started in 2011 on Tumblr with a series of drawings that were just meant as a distraction from a mundane day job and eventually turned into something else when several of these drawings went viral. Ever since, the project has blossomed. There have been 6… Read More

Women Championing the #METOO Movement

CW: sexual harassment and assault  If you turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper old school-style, open a social media app or load a news site lately, you’re most likely going to see something about the many sexual harassment, assault and violence allegations that are coming to light. They’ve heightened in the media since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced, but the real movement was started by Gretchen Carlson over a year ago. Now, allegations have some up against Louis… Read More