Dear Pen Pals...

Do you have a question about drug use, addiction, mental health, relationships, sexuality or other life issues? We’ve got you covered with real life advice from those in the know. Building on the open dialogue fostered by Megaphone’s Speakers Bureau program, we publish a monthly advice column that aims to...
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Invisible

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Fashionistas in focus

Artist Alex Sandvoss trains her creative intelligence on the people we pay too much attention to: social media influencers who dictate our desires to the detriment of the planet. Image provided by the artist.
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Vancouver: Only the lonely?

Megaphone volunteer and marketing writer Mark Shelling sometimes feels vexed in the city... until he reaches out.  Paula Carlson photo illustration.
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Affordable housing 2.0

The Balmoral and Regent hotels have ben expropriated and the possibility of rent control blooms. We asked Wendy Pedersen what's next for Vancouver's Single Room Occupancy buildings. Paula Carlson photo.
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Diplomats of the Downtown Eastside

Austin Lui (centre), programming and outreach director for Embers Eastside Works, which created the Chinatown Community Stewardship Program, shares a smile with Grace and Richard at the Embers office in the Downtown Eastside. The program helps foster a more inclusive community. Melanie Orr Photography.
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Femme Town: Thoughts from a 'feminist geographer'

Leslie Kern says that when it comes to urban planning, by looking through a lens that includes women's lives and experiences, solutions could have a ripple effect on many other groups. Mitchel Raphael photo.
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