A United Church minister describes how a pornography dependency hurt his first marriage and how he recovered a healthy sex life. The 50-something church leader spoke to The Observer on condition of anonymity.
The beating death of Andrew Mixemong in small-town Ontario three years ago seemed like a blatant case of racist violence. It turns out the truth goes deeper — exposing gaps in the social fabric we’d rather ignore.
Sheima Benembarek was born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in Morocco and moved to Canada in 2005. In 2015, she relocated to Toronto. At first, the city seemed so much bigger, impersonal — and even threatening — until a fateful encounter in the subway one day.
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