Author Archives: Katrina Clarke

About Katrina Clarke

Katrina Clarke is a Toronto- and Vancouver-based freelance reporter. Her work appears in the National Post, the Toronto Star, CBC Life and J-Source. Reach her at katrina.clarke24@gmail.com or on Twitter at @KatrinaAClarke.

Refugee causes face marketing challenges here in Canada, too, say experts

Katrina Clarke | June 20, 2017 | CBC Life Refugee crises are unfolding across the world, but chances are good that you’re not donating to help victims anywhere. The question is… why? The answer is a complex one; it involves … Continue reading

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Bike raves: BC’s phenomenal dance parties that take place on neon-lit wheels

Katrina Clarke | June 13, 2017 | CBC Life It’s late at night in a sleepy Vancouver neighbourhood when, in the distance, I see neon lights rolling toward me. “Bike rave!” someone shouts out as he cycles past, music blaring … Continue reading

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The case for getting naked this summer

Katrina Clarke | June 2 | CBC Life I’m sinking my feet into warm sand at Vancouver’s Wreck Beach on a recent Sunday when a slim, bronzed man catches my attention. I watch him, struck by how graceful, streamlined and … Continue reading

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How to unplan your wedding

Katrina Clarke | May 23, 2017 | Toronto Star Ashley Aseltine had the ring on her finger, dress in her closet and “save the date” magnets on friends’ fridges. But seven months before the big day, she didn’t have a … Continue reading

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Infrared saunas have a celeb cult following, so we got in one to find out why

Katrina Clarke | May 12, 2017 | CBC Life I’ve lived in Bangkok and sweated through many a hot yoga class. But an infrared sauna kicked my butt. If you’ve heard of infrared saunas, it could be because they’re all … Continue reading

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#BigThighTwitter, the trending hashtag celebrating big thighs

Katrina Clarke | May 8, 2017 | CBC Life If you’re wondering why Twitter has been flooded with photos of women flaunting their big thighs lately, look no further. It’s all thanks to #BigThighTwitter, a hashtag that took Twitter by … Continue reading

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Prince George can’t have a best friend – should your child?

Katrina Clarke | April 30, 2017 | CBC Life If the future King of England can’t have a best friend, should your child? Depends on who you ask. The question comes after news last month that Prince George will attend … Continue reading

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Co-parenting after a split: focus on the kids, say experts

Katrina Clarke | April 29, 2017 | CBC Life Watching Erin Silver hike along a trail in Arizona with her kids and their dad, it’d be easy to assume they she was a happily married mom. She’s happy – but divorced … Continue reading

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Blood sisters: Do women’s menstrual cycles really sync up?

Katrina Clarke | April 26, 2017 | CBC Life There’s something about menstruation – maybe the universal braving of cramps and bloating – that promotes a feeling of solidarity among women. Perhaps an extension of that is the feeling of … Continue reading

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Five surprising facts about semen from a men’s health expert

Katrina Clarke | April 24 | CBC Life If Something About Mary taught us anything, it’s to keep semen away from your hair. But aside from its industrial-strength hair gel properties, and its role in pregnancy, what else is there … Continue reading

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