Sitting in Discomfort

Three hundred and sixty five days and counting from the Summer of 2020. We’ve “finished” riding the BLM wave, we’ve listened to countless numbers of members of our Asian communities express their lived experiences of being verbally attacked, targeted and in the case of the mass shooting in the US- murdered. In Canada, we are…

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Resilient: Another Bad R-Word

I can almost hear the eye rolls, yes it makes a sound. What’s another word we can’t be using now? Another thing that got taken by cancel culture? I’m going to shout it for the people in the back. The concept/idea/thought/belief ( I think you get the picture ), that as Black people, we are…

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Oops, I Was Racist Again

Let’s begin by accepting that we are all implicitly biased. You got that? Yea? Are you triggered yet? Ok, let’s keep going. If we can accept that we all carry biases, prejudices, and misconceptions about any and all groups of people, then this blog post won’t be very dramatic for you. If you fully disagree,…

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Does My Blackness Offend You?

Nothing clears or quiets a room of White people faster than mentioning race, it’s the one topic where you are sure to be the “buzz kill”. But why is that? What is it about the subject that makes people squirm in their seats? Is it because it’s the ultimate trump card? Do they feel that…

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What Was So Wrong With How We Grew Up?

I don’t know if it’s inherent in me getting older and naturally thinking of the “good old days” or if it’s because I’m a mother and I am now making some of the same decisions my mother would have made, but it’s got me thinking of just how much things have changed. Some for the…

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Why We Should Cancel “Cancel Culture”

2020 has been a revealing year, on many levels for many people, be in reassessing the things that add value in our lives, to the relationships we decided to end or just trying to live the lives we have always wanted- the pandemic ripped open things/people who have been “patching” for many years. The flood…

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Life & Death: Talking About Race With Your Children

On the back of floods and floods of people on social media posting about racism, Black Lives Matter and their own personal experiences; some genuine and some disingenuous, some spreading joy and others simply fanning the flames of hate. Some having epiphanies and others just plain ole tired of experiencing it at all. We wanted…

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I Can’t Be Woke For You

I’m trying really hard not to make this post a ranting one or one that is spewed with anger and vilification, but it seems to me like people think it’s the job of POC (people of colour) to not only be privy and sensitive to ALL things racism and ALL things culture and to educate…

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Why We Need To Redefine Success

Success, we all want it, we all work and strive for “it” and so much so, we’ve been taught this from a very young age. R1’s daughter recently began school, this got her thinking; in 10 years time what would success look like for her? I know, we can in no way predict the future…

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Reliving Our Shared Trauma

The images have flooded our social media, they have bombarded our psyche and if I’m being honest, they have genuinely shook me. It’s not a new topic to have a hashtag of yet another life violently taken at the hands of law enforcement. The images of blatant discrimination and violence against groups of people for…

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