TagCovid-19 Pandemic

Has LGBTQ+ Pride Been White-Washed by White Gay Men?

Has LGBTQ Pride Been White-Washed by White Gay Men

A Think Queerly Podcast Discussion with Shawn Banks Last week I published an article on Th-Ink Queerly by Shawn Banks titled, “Why White Gay Men Have Ruined LGBTQ+ Pride Month For Me.” My involvement in the comments raised a number of questions in me, so I asked Shawn if he would come on the podcast and have a conversation. We discussed the...

Reconfiguring Pride to Savour Black Lives in 2020 and Beyond

Reconfiguring Pride to Savour Black Lives in 2020

Think Queerly Podcast Discussion with Olivia Nuamah & Jeffrey Iovannone Pride will always be political so long as it continues to exist. Pride, as a celebration, because it is celebrated, is a priori political because of its origins. Even to those to whom Pride only seems a big party, the nature and existence of Pride is dependent upon its...

Humanity’s Tipping Point — Without a Return to Compassion, We’re Finished

Humanity’s Tipping Point — Without a Return to Compassion, We’re Finished

Human Liberation, Planetary Respect, and the Dissolution of Power Inequality The “…inability to recognize the notion of difference as a dynamic human force, one which is enriching rather than threatening to the defined self…” is the root of human prejudice. — Audre Lorde Back in 2017, Martha Beck shared a wonderful video that...

Sex Shaming During COVID-19 — A Discussion with Shaun Proux

Sex Shaming During COVID-19 - A Discussion with Shaun Proux

Think Queerly Podcast — Episode 133 In this special edition of the Think Queerly Podcast, I speak with my friend and colleague, Shaun Proulx about the issue of shaming and judgment of those who are choosing (and needing) to have sex during the COVID-19 pandemic and social quarantine. Haven’t We Been Here Before? In this episode...

Why Are People So Fucking Angry, Right Now?

Why Are People So Fucking Angry

Is it Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic or Something Else? I’ve been writing and talking a lot about how we can be better people, how we can be the best and most human-hearted versions of ourselves doing the COVID-19 pandemic. In my podcast and article from last week, An Invitation to Experience Things As They Are in the Midst of the COVID-19...

Can You Experience Tranquillity During COVID-19?

Can You Experience Tranquillity During COVID-19

Facebook Live Video Notes In today’s Facebook Live, I share additional thoughts and insights from my last podcast and article, “An Invitation to Experience Things As They Are in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” I share a passage from my book, Think Queerly: Meditations & Critical Reflections On Liberating Humanity to...

An Invitation to Experience Things As They Are in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Invitation-to-Experience-Things-As-They-Are-in-the-Midst-of-the-COVID-19-Pandemic

“Tranquillity in Disturbance Means Perfection”Chuang Tzu Since most of Canada went into “lockdown” in the middle of March, we have been witnessing the greatest disruption to society in the 21st-century. Everything has been called into question: economic stability; capitalism; populism; human rights; basic human freedoms; climate...

How to Create Trust and Certainty in Challenging Times

How to Create Trust and Certainty in Challenging Times

The Covid-19 pandemic is social disruption like we’ve never seen before The Covid-19 Pandemic is challenging all of us to remain calm, to not slide into doubt, fear, and the darkness of depression, or worse, to lash out in frustration, anger, and desperation. You might even say, “Well, Darren, how could we not?” While some of us are more...

Seizures, Tears, and Chasing Thieves: Getting Certainty In Overwhelming Times

Seizures, Tears, and Chasing Thieves - Getting Certainty In Overwhelming Times

COVID-19 reveals how some things change while others become more apparent In this episode, I share a few stories about two incidents that I’ve been a part of over the last few weeks that have had a profound impact on my understanding and observations of human behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest challenge lately has been what some...

If Ever There Were a Time to Tell the Truth…

If Ever There Were a Time to Tell the Truth

Why the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown is the pivotal moment to choose to be free by discerning your truth. This is a powerful thought experiment prompt that could reveal far more about who you are, now during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown than at any other time. “If ever there were a time to tell the truth, what do I need to say? Who do I...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.