The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Profiles

Though the genders are becoming more equal, in the music industry Samantha Savage Smith has noticed that feminism is needed “now more than ever.”

As a female singer-songwriter, Samantha Savage Smith has faced some disadvantages in the music industry. Despite those challenges, she’s continuing to find her way as a feminist in her music, and establish herself in a male-dominated industry. 

Alex May never thought she would create her own business but when she saw the need for more early literacy programs, she decided to open Rhyme and Reason Early Learning, a preschool in Northland.

Samir El-Gindi smoked cigarettes since he was kid, but decided it was time to quit when he tried vaping. Now, he runs three vape stores in Calgary called Alt Vape.

Pedrom Nasiri is a 30 year-old Ph.D. student at the University of Calgary who studies multi-partner kinship across Canada with polyamory being one facet of that work. Though the interest isn’t exclusively academic as Nasiri is currently involved in an intimate polyamorous partnership with seven other partners.


Polyamory is having a close emotional, often sexual, relationship with a number of persons at the same time who are aware of one another. It is also described as non-monogamous.