Though they may seem like simple tales with heartwarming messages, fairy tales sometimes provide a false sense of reality when they depict magic and divine intervention erasing disabilities and disadvantages. "Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space," author and disability advocate Amanda Leduc analyzes how the stories we learn when we're young help shape our ideas of self-worth, for better or worse.
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What's on This Week
MonJul 06How Fairy Tales Shape ChildrenAuthor and disability activist Amanda Leduc discusses why she was compelled to write "Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space." The book is part memoir and part analysis of ableism and disability in fairy tales, and how the messages within can shape how children see themselves, for better or worse.
TueJul 07Race and Campus Life in OntarioWhat's it like to be a Black woman at a university attended by mostly white students? Author and journalist Eternity Martis talks about her experiences as an undergraduate at London, Ontario's Western University, as documented in her book, "They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up."
WedJul 08Battling a SuperbugScientists Steffanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson discuss their book, ,The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug,, torn from the pages of their real-life battle with an antibiotic-resistant virus.
ThuJul 09Creative Connections vs. Social MediaDo Twitter and Instagram help or hinder creative friendships? Author, visual artist, and musician Vivek Shraya talks about her book, "The Subtweet," a look at friendship, creative connections, the racialization of social media, and its complicated etiquette.
FriJul 10Breaking Free from SlaveryTwo-time Giller Prize-winner Esi Edugyan describes the inspiration for writing "Washington Black," a novel about the post-slavery life of a young man who learns that being physically free does not release him from the trauma of the past. Then, Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Charnel Anderson takes a look at food banks in Thunder Bay.