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APRIL 21 Is it spring yet? In this week's issue, Ocean (formerly Emilie Ruel) and Akio Maroon give us this sweet, strong reflection, Nomzamo: Becoming Winnie Mandela. In the fourth piece in her Blue in a Red State series, Kelly Livingston lays out some discrepancies between the minimum wage and a livable wage — spoiler: disparities happen on intersectional lines. There's a heavy focus on poverty in this piece, but we know it is a tangled web.
Ten-year-old performance artist and human rights advocate, Ocean wrote the first few drafts of this article. She then asked her mom, Toronto activist and community organizer, Akio Maroon to add their thoughts and make a few edits. In this, their first published piece together, the pair honours Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela, and seeks to uncover the crux of who she was. Read more