The Walrus - - CONTENTS -

“A cou­ple of years ago, my grand­mother passed down some of her pos­ses­sions to me. I won­dered, ‘If I don’t have chil­dren, what will hap­pen to all of my fam­ily heir­looms?’ That’s when I be­gan think­ing about women’s lega­cies and how they’re de­fined by moth­er­hood. We’re less cel­e­brated for the things we might do for our­selves.”

— Lau­ren Mck­eon (“Here’s Look­ing at No Kids,” p. 20) is the dig­i­tal edi­tor at The Wal­rus. Her first book, F-bomb, was pub­lished in 2017 by Goose Lane Edi­tions.

“When peo­ple re­act on Face­book or Twit­ter to im­ages of Indige­nous peo­ple I’ve pulled from ar­chives, they’ll say, ‘That’s my grandma,’ or ‘That’s my un­cle.’ That’s the ex­cit­ing thing. The ex­change forms a dia­logue be­tween the pho­tos and the peo­ple who are re­claim­ing them.”

— Paul Seese­qua­sis (“Pho­to­graphic Mem­o­ries,” p. 58) is a nêhiyawi (Cree) writer and cul­tural ac­tivist liv­ing in Saska­toon. Blan­ket Toss Un­der Mid­night Sun, a book of archival pho­tos he cu­rated, will be pub­lished by Knopf Canada in 2019.

“It’s been years since I went to Mex­ico City in search of artist Leonora Car­ring­ton, but writ­ing about the frac­tured, messy jour­ney still tears through me—al­most in the way I think of be­ing a teenager, how cer­tain songs can just throw you, and how there is of­ten both a sort of mis­ery and a great beauty in a time when you feel so alive.”

— Heidi Sopinka (“Mother of In­ven­tion,” p. 66) has writ­ten for the Globe and Mail and The Be­liever. Her first novel, The Dic­tio­nary of An­i­mal Lan­guages, was pub­lished in Fe­bru­ary by Pen­guin Ran­dom House Canada.

Hanna Bar­czyk ( cover and il­lus­tra­tions, p. 20) is a New York City–based il­lus­tra­tor whose work has been fea­tured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vogue Aus­tralia. She is a for­mer in­tern at The Wal­rus.

Glo­ria Dickie (“Bear Mar­ket,” p. 38) is a jour­nal­ist based in Bri­tish Columbia. She has writ­ten for Cana­dian Ge­o­graphic, Out­side, and Hakai Mag­a­zine.

Tal­lu­lah Fon­taine ( il­lus­tra­tions, p. 10 and 66) is an il­lus­tra­tor whose clients in­clude Allure, Vice Im­pact, and Them.

Jen Ger­son (“Crash­ing the Party,” p. 13) is a Cal­gary-based jour­nal­ist. She is a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Ma­clean’s and the CBC, and she co-hosts Oppo, a podcast on pol­i­tics.

Rachel Giese (“Lonely Boys,” p. 46) is an edi­tor-at-large at Chate­laine and con­trib­utes reguarly to CBC Ra­dio. Her book Boys: What It Means to Be­come a Man is out in May.

Sarah Giles (“Labour Gains,” p. 17) is an Ot­tawa-based emer­gency, fam­ily, and hu­man­i­tar­ian physi­cian. Her writ­ing has ap­peared in the Na­tional Post, the Med­i­cal Post, and the Bos­ton Globe.

Steven P. Hughes ( il­lus­tra­tions, p. 38) is an il­lus­tra­tor based in Bolton, On­tario. He has con­trib­uted art to ESPN, Sci­en­tific Amer­i­can, and the Globe and Mail.

Evan Jones (poem, p. 57) is based in Manch­ester, United King­dom. He is cur­rently trans­lat­ing the work of C.P. Cavafy, a Greek poet. His po­etry has ap­peared in The Mala­hat Re­view, PN Re­view, and Po­etry Ire­land Re­view.

Michael La­pointe (“Can­di­date,” p. 52) has writ­ten es­says for The At­lantic, The New Yorker, and The Paris Re­view.

Nimit Malavia ( illustration, p. 52) has il­lus­trated for Marvel Comics and Va­ri­ety. He be­longs to the Royal Academy of Illustration and De­sign stu­dio.

Alexan­dra Oliver (poem, p. 34) is a poet based in Burling­ton, On­tario. She re­cently con­trib­uted the li­bretto for From the Di­aries of Wil­liam Lyon Macken­zie King, a cham­ber opera that de­buted in Toronto in 2017.

Joseph Rosen (“Left v. Right,” p. 30) is a Mon­tre­al­based writer whose work has ap­peared in Maison­neuve, the Mon­treal Gazette, and Shtetl Mon­treal. He is work­ing on his first book.

Kyle Scott (illustration, p. 63) is an il­lus­tra­tor based in Van­cou­ver. This is one of his first pub­lished works.

Ira Wells (“The New Life of Brian,” p. 63) teaches lit­er­a­ture and cul­tural crit­i­cism at the Univer­sity of Toronto. His work has ap­peared in The New Repub­lic, the Los An­ge­les Re­view of Books, and The Pu­ri­tan.

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