Book Review: The Death Of Vivek Oji

Have you ever had a book just capture your attention right from the offset? Be it the cover, the title and then the content? Not only is this book by an author from the LGBTQIA community and Black, let me tell you about how good it feels to get my hands on a book that…

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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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Diverse Books For Kids

Books, books, books! So many to choose from and so little time! Or at least that’s my issue with adult books, which seems to have transferred onto my daughter! Over the past few years and especially with the influx of more and more Black voices being given the platform and their over due space, many…

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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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We Should Redefine Life’s Timelines

A few year’s back, we wrote a blog post about redefining what it means to be successful. This has been one of our most viewed posts, and although I can’t say why exactly other than the fact that I think it resonates with people. I thought we needed to revisit the subject, but in another…

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Book Review: Hood Feminism

You would have to be living under a rock to not of heard of this book. I’ll admit, reading this, digesting it and then trying to sit down and crank out a blog post on this book, was difficult. Not because of the book itself, but more about how I felt I could discuss/share about…

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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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Being Anti-Racist Is A Lifestyle

I, along with many of you I imagine, have been doing a lot of internal work, assessing what roles we play and have been playing within the conversation around being actively anti-racist; be it accessing your own internal biases and privileges and see hopefully how you/we can do and be better. But if I may…

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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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