Kickaction Chats with Motivational Speaker and Anti-Bullying Activist Molly Burke By

When she was just four years old, Molly Burke’s world began to darken: she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a retinal disease causing loss of vision.Drawing from deeply personal experiences, Molly brings audiences, especially students, a uniquely young and current perspective on issues many of them face each day. Her message—that any challenge in life, whether it’s bullying, mental illness or a loss of vision, can be overcome—resonates powerfully.

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Lieutenant Colonel Maryse Carmichael By

A few years ago I participated in a mentoring program through the Women’s Executive Network (Wisdom II). I had the privilege of being mentored by Lieutenant Colonel Maryse Carmichael, Pilot and first female Commanding Officer of the Canadian Snowbirds.

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Ces femmes de ma vie By

Maman! C’est spontané. Viscéral. Animal même. Quand tu as faim. Mal. Peur. Quand tu te retrouves au bout du monde, perdue. Quand la toilette du voisin du haut te coule sur la tête. Ou simplement quand tu tentes de cuire ton premier poulet. Même à 28 ans, il n’y a rien qui remplace une mère.

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Hybrid Cultures; Hybrid Identities By

As a First Nation’s youth, I walk two paths in life and strive to tell one story. My story is about the strength and courage needed to live through the hearts of my people and to walk in a world so different from mine.

It is the courage to fight colonialism and assimilation.

It is the courage to fight ignorance and assumption.

It is the courage to teach.

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