Strangers

Living, breathing, Moving in the same circles, but barely interacting, Just floating and passing each other as if our lives aren’t connected, Walking, passing and not connecting, The void getting bigger and wider and overwhelming, Feelings of loneliness and anger wash over like a wave, Changes, shifting, no longer scary. Feeling stronger on my own,…

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The Importance of Black History Month, From My 6 Year Old

February. The shortest month of the year and yet within the Black community, such a pivotal month; celebrating, embracing and raising awareness of people who made/make an impact on our history. I think we can all accept the importance of Black History Month and Black history in general, but how do we broach the subject…

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Tribe

It’s in the moments of sadness and despair,You reach out and see who is there.When you’re feeling down and out and don’t trust your own strength,This is when the power of friendship is the pull and support system you need.The people who are your day ones,They lift you up, but also call you out on…

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Book Review: Everything I Never Told You

Soft and almost romantic in the way its written, I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to come across this author. On everyone’s lips a couple years ago, I must have been under a rock, this book has received so much praise. Based on the idea of otherness and the feelings we feel…

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I Thought Wrong…

I thought we were it. A love so familiar and comforting.Stable and supporting.I thought you would always be there,With me when we tell our love story to tell our children. I thought you would be my one and only. Endless memories and stories to share. I thought I would always have you. Youth, exuberance and…

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RnR Interview: Christina Zelinsky

My longest friend ever. See? I’m not that evil, I can maintain friendships. Some of my best childhood memories happened at her house or on my way to her house on Fillion street in Montreal. We would call each other (pre-cell phone days) and then leave our houses at the same time and meet halfway…

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Empty

You cannot pour from an empty cup,A plant cannot grow without the sun,You cannot give what you do not have,You cannot paint without a canvas,You cannot hope when you’re not inspired,You cannot give, when you are empty,You cannot be happy, when you carry a daily weight,You cannot love when you don’t feel loved,You cannot teach,…

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What 34 Has Taught Me

Normally my birthday is filled with excitement, especially as it’s four days before Christmas, but this past year, I wasn’t particularly excited for it. Maybe it’s because I’d finally reached the mid-point of my 30’s and didn’t feel I had accomplished much in regards to that. Or maybe it’s because I finally have to tick…

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