Rebecca Cory

Rebecca has always been interested in education. She would line up her stuffed animals up and teach them school when she was seven years old. Her views on education have become more radical since that time. She’s abandoned the math lesson plans and orderly rows of students in favour of studies in inequality, social justice and practices that challenge power relations. She is privileged to get to put these ideas into practice through her work with University 101, a program at UVic that offers free, non-credit classes for people who have faced barriers to education.

She’s especially interested in systemic analyses that examine how society has been organized to the benefit of some. Oh yeah, and how it could be organized differently.

Rebecca is also interested in media and communications, especially in the possibilities and limitations of media to create change in our world.

Rebecca joined interrobang in part because she finds it hard to write without a deadline. Probably because she has been trained in traditional educational settings, where she received a BA in Women’s Studies and Political Science, and a MA in Education.

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A new generation of queer love: Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau

A new generation of queer love: Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau

Rebecca Cory & Sherwin ArnottMay 30, 20203 min read

Bloom is a graphic novel about a young man in a small town, working in his family’s bakery. The entire book is drawn in black and a beautiful blue-green.[1. We’re…

The closet, sewing communities, and yay for good comments

The closet, sewing communities, and yay for good comments

Rebecca CoryJuly 2, 20182 min read

I’m loving this article written on the Sewcialists blog. It’s a blog with the goal of making the sewing community more inclusive and representing a wider range of voices. The…

Sometimes courage is choosing not to jump

Sometimes courage is choosing not to jump

Rebecca CoryApril 24, 20171 min read

Watch this. I find it so fascinating. The video shows a dozen or so people at the top of a ten metre diving tower deciding whether to jump. The film…

The Evil Woman trope

The Evil Woman trope

Rebecca Cory & Sherwin ArnottMarch 10, 20165 min read

Full disclosure: we watch crime shows on TV. Not a real TV, of course. Over the years, we’ve watched quite a few. It’s a little embarrassing to admit. Bones. Elementary.…

The failure of “Movements in Art Since 1945”

The failure of “Movements in Art Since 1945”

Rebecca CoryNovember 11, 20152 min read

I’ve been reading art history lately, and most of it I’ve been enjoying. I like following the strands of history and the stories of social movements and the nodes of art…

Sharing public space

Sharing public space

Rebecca CoryNovember 6, 20144 min read

BC Transit in Victoria is currently seeking feedback on a proposal to allow larger sized dogs on buses. Currently, BC Transit policy allows small pets on the bus, but only…

Making 5 by 5 Videos

Making 5 by 5 Videos

Rebecca CoryOctober 13, 20141 min read

Earlier this summer a friend told me about the 5 by 5 video competitions on Vimeo. The rules are pretty simple. Create a 25 second video with five, five-second clips,…