Tori Marlan


Tori is a B.C.-based journalist whose work has been featured in many publications, including The Walrus magazine, The Marshall Project, CBC, and The Seattle Times. Previously on staff at Capital Daily and the Chicago Reader, where she specialized in long-form investigations and features, she has reported on topics ranging from white-collar crime to supportive-housing issues for youth with complex-care needs. In 2006, she received a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation to write about detained child immigrants in the US. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a Peter Lisagor Award for excellence in journalism for articles about illegal strip searches of female detainees, a National Newspaper Award for The Man Who Stole A Hotel, and a Canadian Association of Journalists Awards for a story on how ignored warnings at a federal correctional centre allowed a prisoner with a violent history to escape. She volunteers with Empowerment Avenue to help incarcerated writers get their work into mainstream media outlets and has mentored young journalists through the Canadian Association of Journalists. She has also served on juries for the National Magazine Awards.

Kir Anvik, 54, stands in front of her Victoria townhouse.

Against Her Will

Kir Anvik is injected every month with a medicine she believes is doing more harm than good. But doctors are forcing her to take it