Jackie Hong

My Community Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of the World

Wildfires, mudslides and an influx of wolves: Paul Josie from Old Crow, Yukon, on what it's like living in a place that has declared a climate emergency.
Paul Josie
10.3.19
Stuff

Why Victims 'Freeze Up' During Sexual Assaults

It's a disturbingly common belief that people who are raped should respond in two ways—fight or flight. I know that's not how I responded.
Jackie Hong
3.11.16
Stuff

I Went to a Psychic Fair as a Skeptic to Figure Out Why People Like Having Their Fortunes Told

In a surprise twist, I ended up having a bit of an epiphany thanks to a medium.
Jackie Hong
11.14.15
Stuff

I Consulted Some Experts to Find Out Whether I'm a Weekend Warrior or a Problem Drinker

A "drinking problem" can be a little hard to pin down, medically speaking.
Jackie Hong
7.20.15
Stuff

Searching for Reasons Why I Self-Harmed for Seven Years, and for Why I Stopped

From an outsider's perspective, it's hard to wrap your head around why, when humans instinctively avoid pain, someone would actively and regularly seek it out. But I did.
Jackie Hong
5.20.15
Stuff

The Mostly Terrible Things I Learned by Listening to Police Scanners for Six Months

While working for a newspaper it was my job to listen in on the parade of misery that kicked off every night.
Jackie Hong
3.23.15
Food

I Ate Out of Wheelie Bins in Denmark for Two Weeks

And saved enough money to pay for a month's rent.
Jackie Hong
7.8.14
News

We Interviewed the White Supremacist Running for Mayor of Toronto

"Anyone who tortures, as far as I'm concerned, is not a white man to me."
Jackie Hong
1.20.14
News

In Canada, Paramedics Are the Most Likely to Develop PTSD

And no one is there to help.
Jackie Hong
11.7.13