Author Archives: Stephanie

About Stephanie

My name is Stephanie and this began as a blog for a course about Feminist Animal Liberation/Rights (toggling between the two) and my first steps into critical animal studies. The class is complete but I am going to keep this blog to continue the conversation and document future thoughts. I am a MSc student at Concordia University in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment where I study concepts such as: pest animals, environmental governance, biopolitics, urban spaces, domination, invasive species ..etc.. all within the frameworks of feminism (this encompassess a LOT), anarchist principles, post-colonial studies, critical animal studies, veganism, political palates/food accessibility and critical geography. I hope to one day also study animals in the tourist industry (a major interest of mine, that I am sidelining for the time being) such as the now-famous albino squirrels in Toronto. A little bit more about me, I co-habit with the most beautiful ginger lion named Burzum and elderbull Clementine, they both teach me daily. I am an animal liberationist and social justice activist, and plan to one day start a feminist collective/bookstore/resource/sanctuary for all beings/ space with my favourite person Sonmin.

Day 2 at the CFHS Canadian Violence Link Conference

The second day of the conference fell on December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women that marks the massacre in 1989  that resulted in 14 young women being shot in an act of gender-based … Continue reading

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Abstract for CFP 2018 Animal Print Conference

I have been hesitant to present at a conference because of you know, imposter syndrome and questions of how much I want to humiliate myself in the name of academia. However, I have submitted and been accepted to a graduate … Continue reading

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Day 1 at the CFHS Canadian Violence Link Conference

I am writing this suspecting very few eyes will read these words so I will not shy away from excitement or the very real concerns I have. I am one of those utero babies that learned from day one about … Continue reading

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Tortuous Art & Anti-pitbull Propaganda: “Dogs that Cannot Touch Each Other”

Floating around on internet right now, and surely making its way into people’s conversations, is the 7-minute video to be shown at the New York Guggenheim exhibit Art and China after 1989. The footage is captured from the 2003 performance … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘Staying with the trouble: Making kin the Chthulucene’

I have been holding onto Staying with the trouble: Making kin the Chthulucene for a few months now, and found the most perfect time to read it, on my way to Boston to the AAG 2017. There were a series of … Continue reading

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Project: What is it like to live with a pitbull in the face of BSL?

I am really excited to include this poster on this blog. I have decided to do a research project on the affects of BSL in Montreal after having so many conversations with people, and my personal involvement with working, breathing … Continue reading

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a shady re-imagination of world(s)

I have been left uncomfortably, with a lingering pit in my stomach, after attending a panel at McGill on “Social and the Environment: Multidisciplinary Perspectives”. The panel was asked to talk about growth/ degrowth/ sustainability/ change/ activism/ society and the … Continue reading

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