KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – The Nova Scotia Advocate is looking for pitches.Thanks to a substantial increase in donations we have money in the bank, and we want to spend it.
Stories about poverty, housing and gentrification, workers and bosses, City Hall, the environment, racism, homophobia and misogyny, refugees, people living with disabilities, prisons, the arts, we want it all. We like the stories other news media overlook, and we do prefer stories that focus on Nova Scotia or the Atlantic provinces.
How badly the story need to be told is more important than how many people will read it. If you write from lived experience, so much the better.
Send me a pitch (200 words tops) at email@example.com. Don’t be shy, lack of experience is not a disqualifier at all, we will work with you.
We can pay up to $200 for a story, maybe even more, depending on the complexity of the topic and how experienced a writer you are. Payment goes out the the same day we receive your invoice.
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I have a serious concern for Nova Scotians. There is no voice for individuals with a disability. I uncovered so much through my struggles. I have confirmation from the executive director of accessibility – Not one disability advocate in Nova Scotia. I have a diagnosed verbal learning disability. Therefore, my communication barrier turns into legal issues. I find it hard to believe that I could be so misunderstood by our authority members. Strange things continue to happen and it is not easy to get a proper answers.
Also, I like to bring attention that Nova Scotia lost the funding to a learning disability association in 2013 due to a lack of funding. I have confirmation from the learning disability association of Ottawa of this serious concern. There is no voice or no one to tell a person of the truth to what process to take. Our service providers do not always tell you everything you need to know and that can create serious setbacks in a person life, its not easy to question stuff if you are not told the correct way after you are searching for the correct way. I never research but I am sure over half the province has a unique disability. I uncovered the hidden secrets of NS through my struggles. Although, our government helped me to become smart because they have given me knowledge/ideas to write about in my current essays at Dalhousie and NSCC, and then I could focus on the grammatical errors. Back in the day, I made all d’s in my elementary years at Oxford School. The struggles have been going on since 2015, and I completed all the stages. My evidence is being ignored! so strange!