This will be the first in a series of blog posts where I explore my immigrant youth experience, for the first time, and through a critical feminist perspective. Staying engaged in immigrant communities is difficult enough, but this engagement is complicated when remembering the intersectional theories of oppression I have learned. How do you reconnect […]
When I first came to Canada, I was just amazed and happy about everything. Suddenly, I was surrounded by people from different cultures, taking care of my life all by myself, learning stuff every day. And I loved it.
It has been 4 years and 5 months since I left my country. It was a big adventure, moving away alone, to a new country and a new culture. A few weeks before leaving my 5 years old nephew said: ”My aunt Laura is moving to a country called Canada, and over there, she doesn´t have any friends!”
Ici, je suis une étrangère. Dans la rue, dans les magasins, à l’épicerie, on me parle en anglais plus souvent qu’en français et on me demande d’où je viens. Là bas, je suis une étrangère. Au premier abord, je ressemble à tout le monde, mais quand je dis que j’habite ici, le regard change.
When my parents told me 5 years ago that we were moving to Canada, I knew my life would change but I would have never thought it was going to be this way. Soon after I came, I realized that adapting to a hostile environment was going to be harder than I thought.
The February 2010 edition of No One Is Illegal Radio focuses on migration and sex work, specifically on the root causes of migration, the effects of anti-trafficking legislation on women-identified (im)migrants, and the criminalization of sex work.
A basic and central principle of anti-oppression politics is to not compare oppressions, as if one form is more important and pressing than another. All oppressions are intertwined; in order to work towards true empowerment and justice for any one person, the concerns of others must also hold weight.
This is my first post on kickaction, so helloworld! I hope this is just one of many conversations we’ll be having and hopefully some of them will be hil-a-rious. This one, unfortunately, not so much. (But keep tuning in!)
On Sunday I went to the Makila collective’s latest screening of videos & films, the Soirée MAKILA at the SAT in Montreal to see Ellen Tang’s 8min documentary Girl Anymore. “Can you choose who you become? A first-person exploration of two-generations experience with choice and transition”as the synoposis says…