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Sharing Stories about People who Identify with Non-Conforming Gender Identities

We were honoured to meet Bree in 2018 and to hear her story as a queer, lesbian, trans person living in Calgary, Alberta. Bree's story is unique, but it is also similar to many stories we hear from people who are not afforded the basic freedom to simply be themselves. Watch Bree's film 

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Squaring Up

In collaboration with the University of Calgary, Humainologie produced a short documentary film about square dancing in Calgary which has recently received an honourable mention from the Picture This Film Festival. 'Squaring Up' follows the story of a blind woman, Dee, who square dances almost every night of the week. The story touches upon themes of inclusion, belonging, community and connectedness through the lens of mostly over 60s who engage in this physical, creative and social activity.

How Much Should You Lose?

September 22nd, 2021

You think to yourself, “How much should you lose?” Watching pursed lips and piercing eyes move up and down your body even though you wore something inconspicuous, something that shouldn’t…


Lost and Found

July 9th, 2021

“I once was lost but now I’m found.” These words sound like the ideal arc of a human story, a suggestion that there is a destination and a landing place…


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What's Your story?

Everyday, all the time, we are all playing key roles in our corners of the world. A moment of eye contact, a smile, an extra question like "so how are you?", a pause to hold the door open, a few words to validate how someone is feeling...there are things we can do all the time to remind each other we belong, we are valued, we are part of this great and diverse human family. Tell us about something small or big that you did, or that happened to you, where the result was a sense of connection, belonging, or the recognition of our shared humanity.

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