The 5 Lessons Our Mom Has Taught Us

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. If there is one thing that has been instilled and lightly beaten into us growing up in an immigrant family is the hustle and the fact that you may have to work harder to earn the respect due, but it most definitely will be worth it in the long run. While some rhetoric has…

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Out Of Sync

Broken promises and missed opportunities. We spent our time feeling things and never speaking their truth. Too scared to bring life to them, Instead they began to grow fruit and strength, Knocking us both out of kilter. Orbiting but never in the same atmosphere. Speaking, but never really hearing. Feeling, but never sharing. Bottled up…

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RnR Interview: Swarsatie Dian Ramrup

It’s funny how life can be, people come into your lives and then you lose touch and the simplest thing brings all the memories flooding back. Swarsatie and I used to attend Cedarcrest Elementary School together, but we also lived around the corner from one another. I’m not sure what event got us talking, but…

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Glass Heart

Fragile, with a tendency to chip,Delicate and protected behind a wall of brick,I walk around with a heart of glass,Desperately worried it will shatter,Overthinking and pushing people away,All in an attempt to avoid damage,Choosing anger and negative behaviours, So that I can be the one to control how much of me you get to see,An…

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Book Review: Normal People

This book has been on my radar for most of last year, but for some reason or another, it’s taken a bit of time for me to get around to reading it. Sally Rooney has won many awards and has been short-listed for even more, so I guess I’m not alone in picking this book…

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I Choose Me

Today, I decided that I wasn’t going to feel sorry for myself,Today, I decided that I was going to trust and accept the way I truly felt, Today, I decided to choose me. Today, I decided that no matter what they say- only I was in control of my future,Today, I decided that words weren’t…

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Our Fave Shots of 2019

2020. A new decade and all that shizzle. But since 2020 seems to be a bit heavy and we’re only 2 months in (Corona Virus, the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, the Australian bush fires, flooding in Northern England), we could go on…we’re feeling a wee bit nostalgic and wanted to look back on the…

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Two Ghosts

Shells of who we used to be, Walking around in a strange dance, Avoiding eye contact and sentiments, An invisible force repels us from each other, Silence echos and engulfs the already fragile heart, Cracking our hearts of glass, We don’t hear each other, only react to the words we believe we’ve heard. Resentment and…

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Why The Idea Of The “Strong Black Woman” Is Dangerous

There has always been the notion that Black women are strong, resilient, nothing fazes them and they just generally get shit done. All of life’s problems are like water off a duck’s back for her, but lately, I have been doing some thinking and though it’s not reserved solely to Black women, it is an…

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