"I am humbled by the limitations of my knowledge, I know I have much more to learn. But nevertheless I have been called to be an activist. This assignment has my name on it, it is what I volunteer to do. It is my soul work."Read More
"On October 12th, 2016, my 16-year-old sister, Nicole, passed away suddenly. I will never forget the evening my father phoned to tell me she was missing nor the following night when my mother phoned to tell me she was "no longer with us". I have never understood a darkness so great nor an emptiness so deep. It is still something I struggle with every day and something I will continue to struggle with into the uncertain future."Read More
"I remember the days when I would paint my nails red and white, put on temporary Canadian flag tattoos, and lay on my blanket out on my friend’s front lawn as her dad set off fireworks for all the neighbours to enjoy. However, as I grew older and became more exposed to the dark history of Canada’s relationship with the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, I felt conflicted about what the day represented."Read More
Brothers Max and Rico Garcia have kindly allowed us to share their open letter to Toronto Blue Jays Closer, Roberto Osuna.
Alongside words of support such at these have been hate-filled tweets calling for Osuna to "man-up" and criticizing the tendency towards "sissiness" in sports and society.
It was experiencing a social movement whose significance and power was beyond my ability to fully understand at this place and in this moment.
It was looking at my own hand above my head, covered in my white body armour.Read More
Citing political correctness as a reason to use words that hurt or simply don’t account for/recognize other people, even if those people don’t have personal experiences reflected in the ‘majority’ of a group to whom you are communicating, has created a movement in our socio-political sphere away from basic humanity.Read More