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Zoe Whittall

July-August 2011

Fiction: “It’s Just Not Working Out” by Zoe Whittall

Zoe WhittallWebsite@zoewhittall

Dear Katie, I woke up with a lingering vision of my Aunt Agnes’s swollen feet propped on her filthy coffee table. They looked like two puff pastries stuffed into once pastel blue slippers, now the colour of a graying robin’s egg. Aunt Agnes smoked like a tire yard on fire. When I was a child […] More »

She's Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out, and fighting back

kelli korducki

Girls are expected to behave a certain way. While I’m not exactly sure what that means, I do know that I was once chastised by one of my high school drama teachers for what she diagnosed as “this stupid Goth thing you’re going for”: referring—albeit inaccurately—to my self-styled uniform of inky dyed hair, Salvation Army […] More »