National Newspaper Award for Long Feature

This year I was nominated for a National Newspaper Award for Long Feature for my article “My Sexual Education,” published in The Globe and Mail on May 2, 2015. Just over a year later, on May 27, 2016, I was honoured with the award at the ceremony in Edmonton, AB.

Here is the video of the award announcement and my acceptance speech:

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CBC Radio One Interview with Sierra and Son

CBC Radio One Vancouver recently contacted me for an interview about pornography, sex education in schools, and raising sexually intelligent kids. So I decided to bring along my own sexually intelligent kid. Here’s Sierra & Son talking about sex ed on On The Coast with Stephen Quinn:

Sierra Skye Gemma and Son

Sierra and Son, 2000.

Pornography and Parenthood

I’m thrilled to announce that a non-fiction article I’ve been working on for over a year is finally up and available to read on The Globe and Mail website: My Sexual Education.

I began work on this piece at The Banff Centre, which was an amazing experience in and of itself. But the good times didn’t stop there. I just can’t say enough nice things about what it was like to continue my work on this piece with the talented and thoughtful editors at at The Globe and Mail.

Also, look at this beautiful illustration by Rob Dobi that was paired with my article!

Globe and Mail illustration

I hope you’ll give it a read!

Alphabet Soup Interview

Hey Everybody,

It’s been a long and wild and weird summer, but I wanted to finally post my first radio interview for your listening “pleasure.”

Laura Trethewey and Matthew Walsh interviewed me on CiTR 101.9 FM‘s Alphabet Soup radio show on June 11, 2014. I felt like the interview went really well, considering I have a face for radio, but a voice for silent film. Also considering that I invented a brand new pronunciation of the word “scarce!”  Catch it at about the 17 minute mark.

Take a listen, but be warned: there are swears and sex talk ahead. The interview starts at 6:08 minutes in.

 

To keep up to date on all Alphabet Soup shows, follow them on Twitter at @alfabetsoups.

Alphabet Soup on CiTR