When my obsession with a local band turned into an intrusive, all-consuming fantasy about one of the musicians — a state I later learned is called “limerence” — I was forced to reflect on my family of origin and come to terms with my abandonment issues.
How are mental health issues impacting Canadian communicators? This white paper looks at mental health and illness in the communications industry and offers best practices for safeguarding mental wellness for communicators and organizations.
For most of my life, I’ve been trying to come to terms with my dido’s alcoholism. Why did he never apologize? Could things have been different? What would I say to him? There are no quick and easy answers to any of those questions. Forgiveness takes time.
How do you grieve the loss of someone who is still alive? In "Seven Minutes," the author explores her own stages of grief and how she is trying to come to terms with the loss of her brother to addiction.
Video games often take years and large teams to make. But a few Winnipeg developers created a game prototype over a weekend that got discovered by one of YouTube's biggest personalities and his millions of viewers.
How do lies gets accepted as truth? "You Better Believe It" uses the persuasive power of click bait, a textbook, and rhetoric to examine how we decide what is true and how we can so easily get it wrong.
At 13, Harley Much received an email from her dance studio director requiring her to lose weight to join a competitive class that she qualified for during an audition. Nearly 10 years later, Harley opens up about her battle with an eating disorder. What are dance studios doing to help or harm the way dancers view their bodies?
A life filled with constant change and multiple international moves isn't easy on anyone, especially when you're fighting against your own nature.
I don't know how I would have made it without windows and rabbits.
The "YouTube apology video" has emerged as a genre as YouTubers, like Logan Paul, attempt to mitigate the outrage they've caused — but is it effective? To find out, I got PR consultants to help analyze and evaluate four infamous YouTube apology videos.
My family and I immigrated to Canada in 2001. I believed that I could follow my dreams and work to become a writer. I didn't understand that as a first-generation Filipino immigrant, my future wasn't completely up to me.
I starved. I worked out. I picked myself apart in the mirror. But at what cost? The cost of friendships? Family time? My health? I thought I had control over my life, but body dysmorphia ended up controlling me for years.
Dancing is not just about jumps, stomps, and steps — it's much more than that. It's about dreams, potential, and togetherness. Follow four different dance groups in Winnipeg to see how each culture is expressed through dance.
Cosplay means different things for different people. For some, it can act as a creative outlet or a place to make lifelong friends. For those in the LGBT2SQ+ community, cosplay can be a welcoming and safe space to explore who you want to be, inside and out.
Outraged. Confused. Unheard. South St. Andrews’ homeowners say they feel all these things — about a sewer system. Or, about the way the sewer system came to be. Around 1,800 properties will pay thousands each to hook up to a wastewater system that many don’t want.
Every family has skeletons in the closet. Sometimes the closet is a shelf in a van-turned-home for seven people and sometimes that skeleton is eating half a loaf of bread for dinner. What really happens to kids when their parents have a mental illness?
“BuT iNfOmErCiAlS aRe FuLl Of LiEs AnD cRaP!” you say. Yet they exist. They must work, right? Do they only sell crap? It’s time to put them to the test. Come on a tour of the infomercial universe, starting with Vince's nuts.
Having the appropriate computer for your workload is just as important as having the right gear. It may be easier to buy a pre-built computer from Apple or another manufacturer, but is it worth your money?
Can the internet be used to create tangible change? Or does it only encourage people to tweet hashtags from the comfort of their couches? Manitoba Youth for Climate Action is an activist group in Winnipeg, using social media to engage with other activists who are worried about their future. But how does it translate into offline change?
Coming out is hard, a lot harder than we sometimes let on. As much progress as the LGBT2SQ+ community has made in the last decade, the fear, anxiety, and pressure is all too real. We need normalization. Let's talk about coming out.
Three generations of the Rodriguez family now call Canada home. While the journey here from Guatemala was challenging, this family persevered and established their new lives. Despite being Canadian citizens, they still face racism — most recently on a trip to Texas.
Why do we write letters without the intention of sending them? Nestled between Manitoba's north and south Highway 75 is Union Point Church. Inside it live two notebooks that hundreds of people have written in, but few have seen — until now.
When Gen. Augusto Pinochet overthrows Chile's president in a violent right-wing coup, Communist Party member Teruel Carrasco's life trajectory takes a 180. Everyone has a path stretching generations behind them — this one leads to me.