Why We Are Proud To Be From Immigrant Parents

Resilient, Proud, Hard working. Driven, Hopeful. Strong. Flexible. Are only some of the words used to describe our immigrant population, and we can think of many many more. Some of you may or may not know, R1 was born in the West Indies and R2 was born in Canada. Our parents moved to Montreal over…

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Life, Wide Shut

Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What do you see?What thoughts are running through your head?Did you send that email?Did you hang the washing? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What have you lost?What have you cut off?What paths that you chose brought you here?What paths were chosen for you? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.Is this…

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Why Braiding My Daughter’s Hair Has Become Important To Me

In Black culture, hair is legit life! There is huge symbolism and importance to hair, it’s almost ritualistic. We know this isn’t central to solely in Black culture, but also many other cultures. Many of us can recount the hours we spent in our mother’s laps having our hair braided, we have previously blogged about…

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Our 5 Favourite Childhood Books

Books! Books! Books! Between R1 and R2’s house, we probably could start our own library! If you’ve followed our blog, you know that we are MASSIVE book lovers! This love of literature began at a young age as our mother is also a huge book lover, because of this, we thought it was time we…

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Embracing My Inner Oreo: Am I “Black” Enough?

I don’t know if it’s because of my recent move to an area, which at the best of times- is probably one of the least diverse places (yea yea…I’m sure I am statistically incorrect, and this by the way is NOT a dig on the area…). Due to this lack of “cultural diversity”, I feel…

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When YOUR Blackness Isn’t Enough

Literally nothing lately has been giving me more RAGE than this subject, so take a seat- this is an opinion piece. Over the last couple of years, there has been a massive increase in the acceptance and dare we say it’s become a trend to “embrace” your “Blackness”. I have 0 issue with this, we…

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