Articles by: Julia Lloyd

VOICES: The ugly truth about Alzheimer’s

VOICES: The ugly truth about Alzheimer’s

Last summer, I knew nothing about my grandma’s condition. My aunt only chose to tell me that she was getting sick and her memory was getting worse. That’s not so bad, right? I mean, “all old people get sick and eventually forget things,” I told myself. But the truth about her condition was much worse than I was ready for. […]

by Julia Lloyd· · Voices
Ryerson to review free speech policy

Ryerson to review free speech policy

Ryerson is reviewing and updating its current freedom of speech statement, last approved by the senate in 2010. The current statement reads: “The right to freedom of speech comes with the responsibility to exercise that right in an atmosphere free of intimidation and in an environment that supports the free speech rights of those with opposing views.” This review comes […]

by Julia Lloyd· · News
Ryerson student Julia Lloyd reflects on her struggles with her eating disorder. (Photo by Milca Kuflu)

VOICES: Finding my way out

CW: This article deals with issues of eating disorders. 

I didn’t realize I had an eating disorder until I noticed myself skipping every meal.

by Julia Lloyd· · Opinion, Voices
Andrea Houston, pictured here on Oct. 25, 2017, teaches Queer Media at the Ryerson School of Journalism. (Photo by Kiki Cekota)

OPINION: What journalists get wrong when covering trans and genderqueer issues

It’s 2017 and we still can’t get it right. A recent column in the National Post was headlined, “Women’s prison left to cope after getting male inmate who identifies as female.”

What exactly is wrong with this headline? Everything.

by Julia Lloyd· · Opinion
Julia Lloyd worked on perfecting her social media accounts to the point where it didn't reflect reality anymore. 
(Photo by Julie Faye Germansky)

VOICES: My fake social media life

Everyone has something about themselves they wish they could change. Some even go out of their way to portray themselves differently to others for the sake of keeping their true self hidden.

Every day, I worked on perfecting my social media profiles to portray my ideal self. I sometimes felt like I had two personalities to maintain: one that I hated and one I wanted to be all the time.

by Julia Lloyd· · Opinion, Voices
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