Speak out

Women constantly make themselves smaller in the face of violence, or to try and avoid violence. If you have to hide, I understand and I honour any steps you need to take for your safety. Hiding is not how we speak out. It's not how we support victims of domestic violence. Us hiding and being... Continue Reading →

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Let’s make our world more inclusive

Sign language should be taught in all schools. It should be a part of the curriculum. Did you know there are more than 300 types of sign languages used by millions of people around the world? "Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself." - Robert G. Ingersoll When you meet... Continue Reading →

Women are living human beings

There is such an intensive pressure to correspond to the standards. As if, to be entitled to a strict minimum of respect, women have to at least fit in the mould in terms of appearance, weight and fashion. Women are living human beings. They are not property or dolls to be told what to wear... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving isn’t what you think it is

Thanksgiving isn't what you think it is — so why does the country keep forgetting? This text doesn't come from a place of anger or to place blame on anyone. It comes from a place of knowledge, understanding and a refusal to be erased from history. We shouldn't be afraid to talk about the real history... Continue Reading →

There’s no room for hate

There’s no room for hate. We have to love and respect each other. Yes, I'm willing to risk losing friendships because someone is homophobic, trans-phobic, sexist or racist if they refuse to do better. Humans rights aren't a question about opinion. They are human rights. Everyone should be standing for them. Everyone should be standing... Continue Reading →

I stand behind Colin Kaepernick

I'm Canadian. I don't understand why people are so mad about an individual taking a knee during the national anthem to protest the injustice associated with police brutality directed at black people. I'm really perplexed by the irony in this controversy. The flag of the United States of America stands for Constitutional freedoms that we... Continue Reading →

Viola Desmond – Pioneer of Black Rights

I like to highlight women who have had a positive impact on our history, but whose names I never heard while in school since most of the literature taught in schools is written by white male authors. I am hoping that this has now changed and kids are now learning about Viola Desmond in history class.... Continue Reading →

First Nation People

Racism is real and alive in North America. Indigenous people (Native Americans, Métis and Inuits) are by far the least supported ethnic group in North America, we are are North American. Everyone living here should understand that America has what it has because it stole land from indigenous people. Everyone else is on their turf,... Continue Reading →

Against Racial Discrimination

March 21st is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Yes, it's a mouthful, but it is so very important. It's a great time for a reminder not to judge people on their looks or assume that you know more about their culture and religion than they do. Empathy plays a central role in... Continue Reading →

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