Women’s History Month Spotlight: Rupi Kaur’s “milk and honey”

Updated Rupi Kaur is a 24 year old Punjabi-Canadian author. Originally famous for her work as an Insta-poet, she is more known now for her most recent publication milk and honey.  The book is a collection of her poetry that’s met with her own drawings themed to each piece. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤love love love love to you all. we are powerful. ‬brilliant. ‬and taking no ones shit #WomensMarch A … Continue reading Women’s History Month Spotlight: Rupi Kaur’s “milk and honey”

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Claire L’Heureux-Dubé CC GOQ and Implied Consent

Claire L’Heureux is a French- Canadian female judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. She was a trailbrazer in terms of redefining Canadian legislation regarding application towards women. She was a part of the final decision of  R v Ewanchuk, [1999] , a case which it’s decision massively aided terms of consent within Canada as it reviewed the terminology of explicit versus implied consent. The case … Continue reading Women’s History Month Spotlight: Claire L’Heureux-Dubé CC GOQ and Implied Consent

The Oreo Effect: The Conflicting Identity of Being Black in a Western State

Yesterday I wrote about having seemingly conflicted identities in my previous post “You Don’t Seem Black“; being an Oreo and having to  balance the scale my Blackness. W.E B. Du Bois writes in his book “The Souls Of Black Folk” about the concept of a double consciousness. It can be defined in  Du Bois’ experiences as reconciling his African heritage with an upbringing in a … Continue reading The Oreo Effect: The Conflicting Identity of Being Black in a Western State

“You Don’t Seem … Black”: Having to Justify my Identity

As I am visibly Black , I have been told many times unprovoked that I act ghetto because I like R&B and like chicken (which I don’t know why liking chicken is a “Black” thing), or I’m an oreo because I can’t fluently speak Patois and like drinking lattes. I have to be either or which I have stated I’m not. So growing up I … Continue reading “You Don’t Seem … Black”: Having to Justify my Identity

Inclusivity Versus Diversity: The Problems with Tokenism

  Updated It takes a lot to accept who you are as a person, and be proud of it. Especially when who you are or who you want to be is different from the so called norm. I draw on experiences of moving to a different city for university. To maintain an income, I transferred locations from one to another. The demographics were different from … Continue reading Inclusivity Versus Diversity: The Problems with Tokenism

What to know about #ADayWithoutAWoman

On March 8th, an international strike will occur world-wide in protest of Trump, and multi-issue sexist ideology. Purposefully assigned to the same day as International Women’s Day, the strike was created by the same organizers as the January 21st “Woman’s March” The protest will allow women to participate by: Taking the day off, from paid and unpaid labour Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions … Continue reading What to know about #ADayWithoutAWoman

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes is the creator, producer, writer, director and showrunner of various shows part of ShondaLand. You might know them as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder among others. Her longest running show, Grey’s Anatomy, has been on the air for 12 years. It’s 13 season has garnered multiple awards for the show acting, design and writing. But behind it all is … Continue reading Women’s History Month Spotlight: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes