Thoughts About the World By

In a world where I tend to worry about the future, I often worry too much about things that may or may not happen; things that I might or might not expect. My vivid imagination anticipates all kinds of potential problems. Rational or irrational, they all make me very anxious. In a world full of […]

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Writing with a Full Heart By

See, life is beautifully made; in spite of all that I’ve been through, I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. Not until a few months ago did I start to contemplate the desire to share a bit of my writing. A colleague cared enough to make me realize there was a light in me […]

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Femmes marocaines, entre déconstruction et (re)production des imaginaires socio-culturels By

À l’occasion de l’avènement des élections communales au Maroc le 04 septembre prochain, j’en profite pour émettre un éclairage sur la condition féminine dans ce pays arabo-musulman. Des acquis non-négligeables, mais encore… À l’instar des pays en voie de développement, le Maroc fait face à une multitude de défis et de priorités.  En matière des […]

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The Identity Molds By

Some people identify as being squares, ideal to fit in square shaped molds. Others identify as circles fitting in circular molds. You can also find triangles, rectangles, stars, hexagons and any other imaginable shapes, identities, each fitting in their own mold. The only issue with this kind of very structured system is that the squares […]

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The Quest for Role Models By

Growing up, I mostly identified with male role models. From TV shows, books or fictional characters created by my imagination; I would often have different conversations with these men in my mind. Arguing about life decisions, what is a right or wrong, and different issues with Agent Gibbs, John Lennon, Professor X, just to name […]

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On Being Mixed Race By

I would liken part of my childhood to that of a baby duck. I followed my mother’s actions as instructions. She had long, braided hair, and I had long, braided hair. She had jingling bangles from India, and I had little jingling bangles from India. She made curry and I ate curry. We had Indian […]

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Toronto Young Women’s Meetup By

First let me begin by saying, Happy 20th Birthday to the Girls Action Foundation! One way to celebrate this milestone was at the Young Women’s Toronto Meetup. On Wednesday, May 6th at the Victory Pub Café in Toronto, a group of young women (including me!) gathered over French fries, veggies and samosas. Yummy snacks aside, […]

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Conflict as a Litmus Test By

I grew up in a family that had a hard time with feelings. We loved each other, and we told ourselves that it was unconditional, but we rarely dealt with the difficult stuff together. I walked a fine line trying to avoid conflict between my mother’s hyper-sensitivity and my father’s temper. Most arguments resulted in […]

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À grands pouvoirs, grandes responsabilités By

J’ai récemment eu le bonheur de rencontrer Sarah, une jeune entrepreneure torontoise qui évolue dans un milieu fortement masculin. En l’entendant parler de son expérience, j’ai compris à quel point il est important que les jeunes femmes soient davantage conscientisées sur les effets de la peur. Notre société a besoin de leaders féminins fortes, compétentes […]

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Être militante racisée et queer à Montréal By

J’ai eu la chance d’avoir un entretien électronique avec Karine-Myrgianie Jean-François, travailleuse communautaire et militante. Voici un aperçu des pensées de Karine sur comment passer à l’action! 1-    Quels sont les sujets/problèmes qui te fâchent en ce moment? Penses-tu que ces sujets/problèmes sont adressés adéquatement? Présentement, je vois beaucoup de personnes très privilégiées minimisant voire […]

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