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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Ile St-Bernard

I’ll openly admit, that this 2nd wave of what is increasingly heading to another lockdown, has hit me harder than the 1st wave. I’m not sure if it’s because this time around, I’m in my own place (feeling more alone) or if it’s because it’s heading towards winter, which in and of itself is already…

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Book Review: Frying Plantains

If you have ever been lucky enough have tried fried plantains, soft, sweet, melt in your mouth and oh so addictive…then this book is perfectly named. It’s such a page turner, with quick witty anecdotes, weaving you through downtown Toronto, mixing food, sights, sounds and culture all so effortlessly. It made me smile, it made…

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Navigating My Triggers

I am a runner. Nope, not the running shoes, heavy breathing and sweaty running runner. The I-no-longer-feel-happy-safe-settled-or-off running from relationships like a track and field athlete. Being home quarantined allows you time to do a lot of thinking. Some of that thinking may not be so good, but ultimately it allows you to take stock…

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Why Journaling Should Be Part Of Your Self-Care Routine

Self-care, a word that is trending and bouncing off of every lifestyle blogger blowing up Instagram, but other than taking bubble baths, using masks, reading and the like, what are some of the more IMPORTANT things we need to implement more regularly into our lives once the trend disappears? To us, journaling and writing down…

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Book Review: Red At The Bone

Part of my 2020 goal is to continue reading books from authors of colour and also dip into older books from authors I should have in my reading repertoire. Jacqueline Woodson falls into the on trend authors of colour I probably should have known about already, but that’s ok, no time like the present, right?…

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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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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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December 2019 Roundup

Not gonna lie, this month has been a tough one emotionally, not feeling my birthday, not feeling Christmassy, not feeling the weather and simply not feeling myself. But! We made it to the end of the month, so that’s a plus, and we’re about to embark on a new year and decade. So! It can…

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Scavenger Hunt: Downtown Montreal

Every year, my youth group and I take part in a Scavenger Hunt around Downtown Montreal; full of clues, interesting details, facts and new places to discover. There really is nothing like being a tourist in your own city, because far too often we take it for granted. So this week on the blog, we…

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