Women of Gilead: opressing and oppressed

A review of The Handmaid's Tale season 2 (Originally published on Ethos Blog) (Warning: Contains spoilers) In 2017, I reviewed the first season of Hulu’s acclaimed television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale. In that review, I highlighted the series’ scathing critique of graceless, hypocritical forms of Christianity that tolerate abuse, countering claims by … Continue reading Women of Gilead: opressing and oppressed

Ordinary-extraordinary women (Part 2)

Angie Dinh: The ultimate foodie I first met Angie and her now husband Ryan at their lavishly home-catered Oriental High Tea, one in a series of pop-up restaurant events they put on for their friends between 2013 and 2014. I had the privilege of attending two of these sought-after events as a little known ‘plus … Continue reading Ordinary-extraordinary women (Part 2)

Ordinary-extraordinary women (Part 1)

Leonie Benigno: From Saddle Club to Supermum Every month on a Sunday afternoon, my husband and I make the hour-long journey to leafy Oakville to seek relief for our aching office-worker muscles. Leonie Benigno, founder of Spot On Remedial Massage, is something of a local legend, delivering a reliable combination of effective treatment and friendly … Continue reading Ordinary-extraordinary women (Part 1)