From author: elisha

Raising a Feminist // Holiday Gifting Guide for Your Little Feminist

P returns to Boshemia with her feminist parenting column, Raising a Feminist. ____________ It’s a frosty winter’s day, and I’ve just finished class. When I arrive at my daughter’s preschool, Rye comes bustling up to me to tell me about how their class talked about Santa Claus that day. (Her preschool is in full holiday mode.) She cannot wait to tell me that she has a list of things that she wants for Christmas. At the top of her list is a Ninja Turtle Toy and a Doc McStuffins doll. Now this may seem insignificant to nonparents, but my Feminist…

An Identity in Flux // Notes on Genderfluidity

P writes about her experience of genderfluid identity.  In June I, very slyly, came out as Genderfluid in a piece which was published on Boshemia Blog as part of the “Letters to June” series. In the millennial age, a range of newly accepted sexualities and gender identities are becoming more widely accepted, but from my…

Notes on Regaining Autonomy: Part III

Elisha (P) returns to her poetry-prose installment, Notes on Regaining Autonomy. Take a moment to reflect on where you were a year ago; how vastly different your life is now, how vastly different you are now, how immense the gulf between then and now seems. Remember how you felt as though you would surely drown…

Boo-shemia Presents: 11 Things To Truly Spook You This Halloween

Elisha’s guide to a spooktastic Halloween season. It’s my favourite time of year again: Autumn. The air is crisp and carries the musky scent of falling leaves. The academics are working away at their studies. Many of us are plotting which costumes we will we wear for Halloween or which scary films we’ll watch to get in the Hallows Eve Spirit. There are a plethora of frightening activities and films to enjoy, but there are some real-life woes that are even more frightening. Want to feel truly spooked? Boo-shemia invites you to look no further than the psychological thrill of…