Charlie Yam
longform on gender, race and inequality in Ottawa
Created 04 Aug 2021
  • corporate greetings: celebrating christmas [parody]
    23 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    from: dei@yourworkplace.com to: all staff greetings as we take the opportunity to wish a merry christmas to all those who celebrate! what is christmas? chrismas is an annual tradition celebrated on th...
  • poetry
    21 Nov 2021 • 11 min read
    do you ever feel that you are not good enough 4 poetry? that poetry, it looks down on you and says — you do not belong here. that it is not a space for you. you remember you read those assigned poems ...
  • analyzing riverdale
    18 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    riverdale started in 2017 and took away all of the actual essence of the archie comics so, it was going downhill from the start. but yknow. heres some fun facts about riverdale: they have a bunch of e...
  • history repeats itself
    15 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    I share the pain Of being called white with u How Damaging those days were You’re probably the Only one i’ve ever told that Why has it Always been so easy with u? // I blame u and we blame each other ...
  • youre chained by society
    14 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    instagram is the version of keeping up with the joneses. the phrase came in use in 1913 and yet we are STILL using it. what does this tell us? it tells us that we succumb to society’s wishes that we c...
  • things from harry potter
    14 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    jk rowling is a transphobic shit . just to get that out there. as a kid reading the series i often wondered, what is this book trying to tell me. was art not supposed to be a representation or comment...
  • i saw it i saw everything
    11 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    i saw it i saw everything i saw u when your jaw u tensed whenever someone looked my way i saw the hopelessness in your eyes when u didnt know what to do i saw despair and i saw jealously i saw facades...
  • im so tired of music being the only acceptable medium to convey your feelings
    11 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    im so tired of music being the only acceptable medium to convey your feelings isnt it strange that we all seem to be able to relate and gravitate to the same music despite age differences? that in sch...
  • soundtrack of my (botched) love life
    10 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    mendes (pickering, ON) So many nights, trying to find someone new They don't mean nothing compared to her, and I know When people ask about us, now, we just brush it off I don't know why we act like i...
  • A list of all the bad 'workplaces' in ottawa
    06 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Wabano Equal voice Royal Canadian mint Museum of civilization/ history for the harpers Um the military The police City of Ottawa Chcs. Pqchc, cchc, cchc, swchc and all of them This other women’s org I...
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