SpAN Contributors Nominated for Prix Aurora Awards!
Featured Author / Writing journey

SpAN Contributors Nominated for Prix Aurora Awards!

Welcome! It’s your friendly neighbourhood editor-in-spoons posting this week. Today I wanted to give a shout-out to the Spoonie Authors Network contributors who are on the ballot for the Prix Aurora Awards. This is a prestigious award for Canadian speculative fiction writing. How exciting is this? Hint: super exciting. So, let’s begin! Best Young Adult … Continue reading

Becoming a Sensitivity Editor of Indigenous Content
Crafting characters / editing / Represention

Becoming a Sensitivity Editor of Indigenous Content

The thing about sensitivity editing, and looking for content that might be inaccurate or offensive, is that no particular group is a monolith. This is the thought that entered my head when I was asked to be a sensitivity editor for any Indigenous content that appeared in the forthcoming anthology, Nothing Without Us. There are … Continue reading

How do you make *this* sexy? Why representation in fiction matters.
Body positivity / Cerebral Palsy / chronic pain / Represention / sex / Sexah / Why Representation Matters

How do you make *this* sexy? Why representation in fiction matters.

“How do you make this sexy?” a reader asked me, gesturing to her wheelchair in the middle of one of my sex education Q&A sessions. The question stumped me because the answer isn’t an easy one. The short version is: You don’t. There isn’t anything inherently sexy about using a wheelchair or a walker, or having … Continue reading