Living Hyphen is an intimate magazine that explores the experiences of hyphenated Canadians. From the Haitian-Quebecois commuting along the Montréal Métro to the South Asian trans man applying for permanent residency, from the young Filipino-Canadian woman texting her immigrant mother to the Plains Cree and Métis man meeting a traditional healer, this magazine reveals the rich inner lives of Canada’s diverse communities.

Through short stories, photography, poetry, and illustrations, we uncover what it means to live in between cultures as individuals who call Canada home but with roots in different, often faraway places. Our stories are beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, contradictory, and constantly unfolding.

Living Hyphen’s aim is to reshape the mainstream and to turn up the volume on voices that often go unheard.

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In our inaugural issue of “Entrances & Exits”, the question that many of our contributors kept coming back to was a refrain we are asked all too often: “where are you from?”

But for Issue 2, we want to go deeper. We want to know – “who are you from? 

Tell us the stories of your ancestors. Of your lineage. Of the blood that courses through your veins. Of the memories and stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. And how all of that influences your present.

We invite you to share your stories “Across Generations” for Issue 2. Learn more about our theme and read up on our submission guidelines!

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