Video: Creepspotting 101

There have been some great follow-up discussions around my last post. One of them highlighted a common and critical knowledge gap: someone looks at an interaction between two people, spots what might be inappropriate or creepy behaviour, but can't tell if the target is distressed or okay with what's happening. This is especially challenging if … Continue reading Video: Creepspotting 101

To Catch a Predator Early

In the past week, Mishaël Lopes Cardozo, swordplay instructor, competitor, and film performer, has been outed as a serial sexual harasser and abuser. Dozens of women and men have shared accounts of his behaviour, which ranges from making grossly inappropriate and derogatory comments to women he was teaching at events, to physical assault (including deliberately … Continue reading To Catch a Predator Early

Interview: Randy King Live

I recently had a ton of fun as a guest on Randy King's debate- based podcast. His format is a neat challenge, and was a welcome change from the  usual “Who are you and what do you do?” interview. He brings on an interesting and knowledgeable guest, has them choose a contentious topic in self … Continue reading Interview: Randy King Live

Not Seeing Difference

One of my favourite parts of this year's Swordsquatch was being on the Making HEMA Awesome for Everyone panel with my fantastic colleagues Isaiah Baden-Payne, Beth Hammer, and Shane Malone. The goal was to talk about diversity and inclusion in the HEMA community in concrete, actionable terms, and to share our success stories of building … Continue reading Not Seeing Difference