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News from the land of ‘ice and casual racism’

Jun 3, 2017

Seeing as there’s not much going on down here in the States, perhaps it’s a good time to check in with one of our neighbors to the north. Toronto-based author Scaachi Koul was in town recently for a chat with Seattle writer Lindy West.

Koul is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News. She writes frankly and sharply about modern culture, and has paid the price via Twitter troll harassment.

Her first book is a collection of essays titled "One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter." In it she turns reflections about her life experiences — of family, cross-cultural issues, gender, sexism, racism, rape culture and body image — into an alternately funny, pointed and affecting commentary on western culture.

Scaachi Koul read from her work and spoke to Lindy West at Seattle Public Library’s Central Library on May 31.

Please note: This recording contains unedited language of an adult nature.

Listen to the full version below: