Sweat and Fret: Weight Loss and the Threat of Nuclear Annihilation.

I've started exercising again. I know, I know. I hate New Years and it's new yous, but this isn't like that. I'm just trying to move around more, y'know, to get the blood flowing, get some strength and tone my legs. I used to run on the treadmill at the gym, remember? I'd watch the... Continue Reading →

“You’re too sexy to frown.”

I hate when men assume the authority to police a woman's body on the street. And I mean this beyond sexist macroagressive behaviour like yelling, "Hey sexy!" Or "How much?" out their car window. Funny enough, what particularly bothers me is the need to tell me to smile while I'm walking down the street. "Smile,... Continue Reading →

Rapists Get 24hrs in a Day

Do you think it's contradictory to tell me not to go out at night while disagreeing with victim-blaming as a whole? Last night I texted my brother, as I usually do most nights, to see how he was doing. After talking briefly about my approaching birthday and my aspirations I said to him, "Being a lady... Continue Reading →

Privilege in the Age of Instagram

Capturing one's youth comes with a side of privilege. You didn't have to order it, in fact it isn't even on the menu, but it's baked into what you're eating. What do you mean?  Often times, here in the Western world we forget that our luxuries are luxuries. Nowadays, our daily lives are recorded in... Continue Reading →

Who I am and why I’m here

Funny enough, I've never written an introductory post on this blog. Sure, I've written many actual posts where in which I dive right into  cultural criticism, diasporic writings and art, but I figure I should provide some context about who I am and why I write. So, here I am making the gesture now. I'm... Continue Reading →

  I'm working on some posts that focus on exposing intolerance! I've experienced far more than I should ever have to in this lifetime. What about you, what kind of intolerance have you experienced? 

Rant: “Nude” vs. “Beige”

I spend 40 hours a week working as a Bra Specialist at a Canadian lingerie retailer. Although, it isn't what I intend to do for the rest of my life, it has taught me some incredible life lessons and skills. Amoung them are the controversies and issues with the word "nude." In the beginning, I... Continue Reading →

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