Category: Stories

  • Holding on to the Tethers

    Holding on to the Tethers

    Social Media Burnout, Impending Move, and Presales are Done. // I’m still here. I’ve been quiet. Here are a few reasons why: Presales are complete. The presales for the first issue of Novitas Magazine have ended. It was a huge success (in my books), selling just shy of 50 copies. I’m currently waiting for the…

  • Towards Collective Liberation

    Towards Collective Liberation

    Why running away from capitalism isn’t enough. // For most of my adult life, I have been anti-money. I just don’t like the stuff. It’s the worst part of capitalism, in my opinion. I honestly think we would all be better off without it, but I begrudgingly understand its uses. When I think about a…

  • Reflections on Relocating

    Reflections on Relocating

    How opting out of one set of harmful conditions can often lead to buying into others. // I hit a robin today with my car. I was on my way home after picking up R from forest school, coming down a big hill. The robin was sitting too close to the side of a road,…

  • On Complex Problems and Simple Solutions

    On Complex Problems and Simple Solutions

    Ruminations on why capitalism feels hard and alternatives feel too easy // As I’m going through the stories for the upcoming release of the first issue of Novitas Magazine, I have gone through the usual cycles of self-doubt and excitement. I’m sure this is one that you’re probably familiar with: excitement for something new, dedication…

  • When work becomes passion

    When work becomes passion

    Announcing the presales for Novitas Magazine: Issue 1 // I have always been called to do work that is driven by self-motivation rather than work that I am told to do. From high school onward, I could recognize that the limited direction of “finding a job to earn income” was not the path that I…

  • It’s time to divest

    It’s time to divest

    On post-secondary institutions divesting from war and us divesting from celebrity culture // Divesting, technically, refers to the act of selling off assets or investments. In the business world, divesting is often done for strategic reasons such as streamlining operations, reducing debt, or focusing on different areas of business. Divesting can also be a response…

  • A Seat at the Table

    A Seat at the Table

    The multiplicity of representation, paid labour, and systems of oppression. // I’m sure you’ve heard about the protests and subsequent arrests of students at Columbia University. If you haven’t, more than 100 students were suspended and then arrested for peacefully protesting the school’s investments in companies that are profiting from the genocide in Gaza. There…

  • Direct Action: A Reminder

    Direct Action: A Reminder

    I have been research and reading and learning about anarchism for four years. I have a sociology and philosophy degree where we barely touched on Marx but never anarchist thinkers: Proudhon, Bakunin, Goldman, Kropotkin… These are all profound sociological and philosophical juggernauts that I never met in my 5-year undergrad. I am not surprised. As…