Tag Archives: Alley Health Fair

NIMBY Bimbos

Claiming a neighbourhood as your own is a tricky concept. There’s issues of history, ancestry, colonialism, immigration, business, development, segregation, gentrification, etc. For Vancouver, the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood is now generally equated with poverty, addiction, and violence which many say grew out of the Depression era and culminated with the loss of certain mental institutions and […]

Day Job – Biker Librarian

Last week, I was told by a middle-aged Latino man that he could not picture me as a librarian and thought that I had too much fun energy and maybe should consider something else.  I suspect that he had a traditional vision of librarians being dowdy spinsters, rocking spectacles and a hair bun. We ended up […]