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Ep 3: Trees, Grief and Growing Up
Ep 3: Trees, Grief and Growing Up
an interview with artist Tara McGowan-Ross

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Hello fellow humans!

Today’s interview is with urban Mi’kmaq multidisciplinary artist Tara McGowan-Ross. We discuss the grief of children, the harrowing delight of tree planting, and the cost of defining ourselves by our pain, all in the context of Tara’s memoir, Nothing Will Be Different. There’s something in here for everyone.


Above is the audio, below is the video—you really can’t go wrong with Tara on the mic. Oh, and be sure to check out her newsletter: Theatre of Cruelty.

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Stay Tuned

Next week’s newsletter will feature the third instalment in the four-part series “Finding and Losing Identity Politics.” If you need to catch up, here is Part One: Confessions of a Former SJW. My reflections on the response to Part One can be found here: A Sea Change on the Left? And lastly, here’s Part Two: From Hopeful Teen to Social Justice Fanatic. In Part Three, I will discuss why and how I left the SJW subculture. Meet you in the comments section on Friday, July 15 at noon PST!

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