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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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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Book Review: Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race

Sticking to my goals, and doing the work, making sure I keep myself updated, knowledgeable and accountable. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race is one of THOSE books, first published in 2017, but oh so so relevant today and I would almost venture to say it’s vital reading. Written within a…

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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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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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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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What The Race?

Generally speaking, even though it’s 2017, it’s safe to say that the majority of us have come across race, racism and discrimination of some form in our daily lives. While we accept that the human brain needs to “categorise” and make associations in order for it to process certain information…we wanted to explore just what…

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