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Habits 

It’s interesting how old childhood habits manifest in one’s adulthood. When I was little I would become silent when offended. The silent treatment was my game — often I wouldn’t speak for days until an apology was made.  Now, without intention I fall silent when someone hurts me. I become incredibly pensive: deciphering the nature…

Fond/Found

  Find role models for friends: People with grit and gold who nourish you. Find teachers for mentors Folk who inspire you and fill your hands with life’s clues. Find family with endless, righteous love Those who support you, love you, and value you. The house you build is important Yet the communities you fill…

How Should We Talk About Intolerance? 

How should we discuss injustice and intolerance so that our audience isn’t uncomfortable, guilt-stricken or attacked? Simple. Well maybe not.  Personally, I don’t think it’s possible to have honest, behaviour changing conversations without these feelings. I do think there are ways of calling out racist, xenophobic, intolerant behaviours in a way that is respectful, but…

Types of Privilege – Part 2

This is absolutely overdue, but better late than never. Today, I’m unpacking five other forms for privilege. Be sure to check out the first part of this blog post here where I deconstruct a few other forms of privilege. With research I’ve collected great samplings from articles that also deconstruct forms of privilege. Links can be…

Virtual Safe Spaces: Habbo Hotel

I’ve been playing Habbo Hotel since 2006. I’d sign on, visit a popular space and make new friends. When it comes to thinking about virtual safe spaces the phrase itself can seem contradictory. For example, I entirely avoid the YouTube comment section when Cheescaleigh uploads a video on MTV’s Decoded. Francesca even mentioned that she had…

Why is Vanity Synonymous with Self-Love?

    My Makeup is Not for You. Having a defined self-care routine is very important for maintaining my mental and physical health. It is so easy to forget about yourself and the care that you deserve when you’re working five days a week and running around the city. It’s also incredibly important to realize that…