Julie Devaney
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Julie Devaney is a health, patient and disability rights activist based in Toronto. She is the author and performer of the critically acclaimed show, educational workshop series, and book, My Leaky Body, and co-editor of MESS: The Hospital Anthology (Feb, 2014).

Julie has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree Critical Disability Studies from York University.

Website: www.myleakybody.com

Twitter: @juliedevaney

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Rob Ford Should Leave His Wife Out of the Discussion

(3) Comments | Posted November 16, 2013 | 1:55 PM

Leveraging women's bodies became a political sport in Toronto this week. It began with the blurted out defence Rob Ford offered to reports that he sexually harassed a former employee, and sadly continued with Rosie DiManno's Toronto Star article about domestic violence.

In the first instance, Ford's words...

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Rob Ford and Kevin O'Leary: Selfish Redemption

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 1:27 PM

So I promised last week that I'd tell you more about Kevin O'Leary (or as I call him, K-OL). And in the last day or so, my twitter-feed has exploded with the Toronto City Council budget and Premiers rejecting Flaherty's proposal for a new health accord.

There's a...

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Kevin O'Leary: Everything That's Wrong With the One Per Cent

(13) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 8:42 AM

I love Kevin O'Leary, or as I call him, K-OL. Now it's not the kind of love where I feel warmth, affection, or respect. It's more the kind where I'm massively grateful that someone is willing to publicly embody such a caricature of everything that's wrong with the...

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From Tommy to Jack: A (Hallucinatory) Dream of Universal Health Care

(16) Comments | Posted August 26, 2011 | 4:53 PM

Tommy Douglas appeared to me once in a drug and trauma-induced hallucination. It was 2002 and I was bearing the brunt of British Columbian Premier Gordon Campbell's vile cuts to healthcare. My immobile body on a stretcher was literally being stored in a closet in an over-crowded Vancouver emergency ward....

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