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Headshot of me with long hair, pink lip stick, light makeup Kara Babcock

Kara’s Blog

Read my thoughts going back 18 years.

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    We cannot afford not to strike


    Accepting arbitration now is not the way forward, not when OSSTF should be standing up with the labour movement across North America.
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    One month of that EV life


    Recently I marked my first month as the owner of a brand-new 2023 Kia Niro EV! I’ve known for a while now that I wanted my next vehicle to be electric; I didn’t expect it to happen quite so soon. However, the timing was right. The venerable 2010 Mazda 3 I was driving until this summer was finally costing too much, in terms of annual maintenance, and I found myself in a position where…

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    Levelling up


    My school’s graduation ceremony was an opportunity for me to celebrate my students and also myself.
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    Pride before the fall

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    Thunder Bay’s leading Pride organizations provide an object lesson in how not to practise solidarity.
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    Review of Into Light


    This week in my English class, we were discussing representation in media. We looked at the concept along several axes, including, of course, gender and gender diversity. I used the representation of trans people in media as an opportunity to discuss the impact of misrepresentation. For the end of the lesson, I wanted to show students an example of how representation can be used to fight back. I needed it to be shorter than…

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