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Eclipse

An inside look at the dance

August, 2015

Choreographer Gaile Petursson-Hiley’s Eclipse hits the stage next week. The show’s description reads, “As the ghostly light of an eclipse steals over the skies, darkness falls and impacts our sense of time and place in a magical transformation from human into creature. Reflecting her love for all animal creatures, Petursson-Hiley paints a moving portrait of humanity and […]

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Fringe Reviews

Your reviews of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

May, 2015

What do you think of the shows you’ve seen at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival this year? Send us your review and we’ll post it below. Back in Black It is clear to see why skit comedy champions Hot Thespian Action are perennial Winnipeg Fringe Festival favourites. They’ve earned their following and continue to prove […]

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Raising Money to Raise Awareness

Trans musician with disability aims to inspire

May, 2015

Parker Hatcher chose to meet for this Outwords interview at the St. Vital Shopping Centre McDonalds, not because he likes the fast-food joint, but because it is one of the few accessible spaces in the mall. “I surveyed St.Vital Mall on it’s accessibility and found only 9 per cent of the stores were accessible. How is […]

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Pedagogy and Queer Media Representation

Analyzing The L Word and Modern Family

May, 2015

Creating a thematic unit plan, an educator can ask students to identify misconceptions they have of lesbian women, follow this with The L Word as a way to expose how misconceptions are reinforced by the media, and then compare the aforesaid to The Real L Word by examining the media’s use of appearance, mannerisms, class structures, body images, sexuality, career choices, race representation and relationship dynamics, to name a few.

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World War II herstory

Review: Wax-Pearl Harbor Changed Everything

December, 2014

They inspired me to be courageous and push myself further to be able to do what I want in my life. When so many obstacles stand in your way of what you want, you can either fight for it or let the obstacles take control.

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Local artist produces feminist, political pieces

August, 2015

Drawing on themes of intersectional feminism and mental illness, Caro LaFlamme’s artwork is both personal and political, shattering the patriarchy one painting at a time. This fifth-year University of Manitoba fine arts student began honing her artistry at a very young age. During the last two years of her degree, she has focused on both […]

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Outwords’ Fringe Picks

Our Guide to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

May, 2015

Here are a few of the Fringe shows we at Outwords are most excited about. Did we miss one you’re dying to see? Tweet @outwords; we’ll check it out and you’ll be entered to win free tickets to Snack Music. 3…2…1… Clint and Kyle, two young men from Wetaskiwin, Alta., skip their best friend Danny’s […]

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Spoken Truth

An interview with Andrea Gibson

May, 2015

The most current project I am working on is Stay Here With Me, which is an online website and community working to prevent suicide. My political heart was raised by Vox Feminista, a group of radical artists in Colorado.

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Red Ride Tour Stops in Winnipeg

Queer Aboriginal Artist Shows Off at the Pyramid

May, 2015

“A hope and a prayer, flying by the seat of your pants,” is how Derksen says she manages to stay on top of all her projects. Although, there’s no denying that talent plays a big role as well.

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Approaching life with honesty

Review: Misfit

December, 2014

It gave me hope to continue to try and make changes to things that are important to me and it reminded me of how much I’m in love with my partner. But most importantly, it showed me that you never really stop growing, every day is a new chance to make your dreams happen and everyday should be cherished to its fullest potential.

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