When at 14 I started being sexualised by certain elements of the press. When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.” When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings. I decided I was a feminist.
Natasha Negovanlis: “(…) It has been an honor and a privilege to provide more positive onscreen representation for the queer community, for my community.”
Natasha Negovanlis won the Fans’ Choice Canadian Screen Award last night for Carmilla, and her beautiful, heartfelt speech brought me to tears. A lot of speeches did last night, and I am so happy and proud that the Canadian Academy honored and celebrated diversity. From Natasha and fierce ally Tatiana Maslany, to Kim’s Convenience’sPaul Sun-Hyung Lee, Race’s Stephan James, and Tantoo Cardinal receiving the Earle Grey Award, it, to paraphrase the Prime Minister, really looked like Canada!