Articles by: Julia Knope

Carol Ferrie with her long-term childhood best friend, Julie.

Yes, I was bullied as a kid. So what?

I remember it clearly — a little too clearly. I’m in Grade 3, standing beside the chain-link fence of my elementary school, staring at a small keychain in my hand. It’s pink with sparkles and has the word “PRINCESS” splashed across the front of its rectangular surface. This cheap piece of plastic was only $3.33 plus tax. Claire’s — the […]

by Julia Knope· · Features
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VOICES: Just keep running

It’s a dark, cool morning before school and I remember thinking to myself, ‘why the hell am I not in bed right now?’ — minus the hell because I was about 12 and still maintained the youthful innocence of Grease’s Sandy before she met Danny. It’s about 5 degrees Celsius and I’m jogging in my usual attire – long black […]

by Julia Knope· · Opinion, Voices
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