Monthly Archives: June 2021

Jill Heinerth: “Water connects us all”



More people have walked on the moon than explored some of the places Jill Heinerth has been underwater. One of the world’s most accomplished cave divers, Heinerth has escaped from exploding icebergs off the coast of Antarctica, probed the deep and winding cenotes of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and been inducted into the International SCUBA Diving … Continue reading Jill Heinerth: “Water connects us all”


Antonio Michael Downing: “The mask is how we unleash [our stories]”



Raised “in the lush rainforest of southern Trinidad,” Antonio Michael Downing’s life was interrupted at age 11 when his caretaker grandmother passed. Uprooted and sent to live in Canada, Downing arrived in northern Ontario in a tiny, frostbitten community with no other Black people besides his Auntie Joan. In Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness … Continue reading Antonio Michael Downing: “The mask is how we unleash [our stories]”