The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Transgender individuals are three times more likely to be unemployed due to discrimination in the mainstream job market. As a result, many transgender women look to sex work as a source of income.

At the Calgary Zoo, when artificially breeding whooping cranes "the staff first have to restrain a male, stroke his legs and purr to him."

Even though most tattoo shops use guns to etch art onto customers, Samantha Bissell of Spirit Ink is looking to the past for the future of tattoos — reviving an ancient hand-poking technique that fosters authenticity and spirituality.

This past fall, I developed a fear of being murdered. 

Having recently moved from the alarmed fortress that was my parent's house into a downtown one-lock apartment by Circle K, formerly known as "Crack Macs," this fear was in overdrive.