Nicola Peffers’ memoir, Refuge in the Black Deck (Caitlin Press, 2017), tells of the struggles many women face to make it in a “man’s world.” Peffers, an Alberta native hailing from my own hometown of Fort McMurray, gives an honest-to-a-fault description of her time as an Ordinary Seaman in the Canadian Navy. Reading the book, I found myself alongside Peffers as she endured harassment, discrimination and exhaustion aboard the HMCS Winnipeg. Continue reading
About Chelsea Fritz
Chelsea Fritz is in her final year of an English Honours Degree at Mount Royal University. This self-proclaimed crazy cat lady calls Calgary home, but originally hails from Fort McMurray. When she's not in school, she spends her time writing and travelling. Two of her favourite countries are Scotland and India, both of which have served as inspiration in her writing. Although she loves any form of creative writing, she has found her niche in screenwriting. She hopes to continue on to earn her master's but is, for now, focused on finishing her undergraduate degree.