Author: Natasha Raey

Self Made: A Journey of Transition – Episode 4: Conversion Therapy

Watch Natasha Raey talk to Andrew Trepanier about their story as a transmasculine male. *Trepanier uses the pronouns “they/them.” In this episode of “Self Made: A Journey of Transition,” Natasha Raey Talks to Andrew Trepanier about their experience as a transgender individual in conversion therapy. They have been on testosterone transitioning from female to male for six years. Trepanier underwent social, prayer, electroshock therapy and counselling. Trepanier underwent conversion therapy for six months at Langley Hospital at age 18. The conversion therapy was unsuccessful and left them with lasting trauma, “since the ‘therapy’ I know I haven’t been the...

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#MeToo – Just another cause for the slactivists

#MeToo. The hashtag has been mentioned by more than 12 million individuals since celebrity Alyssa Milano asked women to retweet it to signify past experiences of sexual harassment. The mentions were a mix of heartbreaking, sad, angry, snide….and rude. Women recounted countless experiences of sexual harassment, assault, bullying, domestic violence…and the list goes on. There were calls for men to join in to identify if they perhaps had been a perpetrator in the past…not very many participated. But now what? The internet has become a playing ground for the armchair activists, better known as “Slactivists.” Were you one of the...

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Self Made: A Journey of Transition – Episode 3

Watch Natasha Raey talk to Surrey604’s Blake, a transmasculine male. In a series of episodes, Blake talks about work, faith, male privilege and about many of the uphill battles transgender people still face today. In this episode, Blake discusses transition related surgeries and his experience with the medical system. RELATED: Watch Self Made: A Journey of Transition – Episode 1 and Episode 2. This project was made possible thanks to the generous support of EPAMA who has been at the forefront of GLBT representation in Surrey since...

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Self Made: A Journey of Transition – Episode 2

Watch Natasha Raey talk to Surrey604’s Blake, a transmasculine male. In a series of episodes, Blake talks about work, faith, male privilege and about many of the uphill battles transgender people still face today. In this episode, Blake discusses social changes and how social media has affected his transition. RELATED: Watch Self Made: A Journey of Transition – Episode 1 This project was made possible thanks to the generous support of EPAMA who has been at the forefront of GLBT representation in Surrey since...

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Self Made: A Journey of Transition

Watch Natasha Raey talk to Surrey604’s Blake Sebastian, a transmasculine male. In a series of episodes, Sebastian will talk about work, faith, male privilege and about many of the uphill battles transgender people still face...

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7-Eleven Canada Celebrates Daring ‘Dos with Free Slurpee® This Friday, June 22

Published 6/19/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Colour crazy hair marks the start of a Slurpee-filled summer

7-Eleven Canada’s Slurpee Crazy Hair Day is back and will kick off summer with wacky hairdos as fun and colourful as Slurpee. A rainbow of vibrant styles will ring in the sun-soaked, fun-filled days ahead. For the second year, Slurpee lovers are invited to put their heads together and come up with their wildest crazy hair… read more ❯

Surrey’s Legion Veterans Village Closer to Becoming a Reality

Published 6/12/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

The Legion Veterans Village (LVV) development project in Surrey is closer to becoming a reality. The latest design plans were… read more ❯
VIDEO: Interview with Anumation

Published 6/11/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

VIDEO: Who is the woman behind the captivating illustrations of “Anumation”? Surrey604’s Summan Kandola gets up close and personal with Anu Chouhan as she delves into the intentions behind her art and her hustle.

Meet Anu Chouhan (Anumation)

Anu Chouhan is an illustrator from Surrey BC, Canada. Growing up, she always knew she wanted to pursue an artistic career and spent a lot of time… read more ❯

Pop Up Junk Drop 2018 * July 14

Published 6/11/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Pop Up Junk Drop is back for 2018
FREE & Easy Disposal
Surrey Operations Centre Parking Lot
6549 – 148 St.
Saturday, July 14,  10am – 4pm

Up Coming dates: Saturdays, July 14
From 10am to 4pm.
For more information:
http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/20196.aspx
Help Us by… read more ❯

Surrey Fusion Festival Announces Ranjit Bawa as its Sunday Night Headliner

Published 6/10/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey, BC | Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, has announced Punjabi singer Ranjit Bawa as the Sunday night headliner of its 11th annual festival. He will be joined on Sunday, July 22 by Pakistani-Canadian DJ and producer Khanvict and India’s Ricky Kej live in concert.
Ranjit Bawa rose to fame from his single “Jatt Di Akal,”… read more ❯