Posts by Ronak Ghorbani

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 15

    October 15th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: September 24

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    Minimum wage needs a raise

    September 22nd, 2014     by Sareh Serajelahi     Comments

    I first started working for minimum wage when I was in high school to help relieve my mother of some financial costs. By no means was I earning enough to help pay for household expenses or other necessities. Still, the main reason I started working as soon as I legally could, was to help pay for at least some of my personal expenses. Even as a 16 year old, I was astonished as to how my adult co-workers at the movie theatre were able to stretch their paycheck far enough to pay for rent, bills, food, transportation and other daily necessities. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: September 4

    September 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: August 27

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    Mid-Week Round Up: August 14

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    Well Worn: Andrea’s loved denim jacket

    July 24th, 2014     by Andrea Manica     Comments

    My favourite article of clothing is my denim jacket. My grandmother bought it for me from a thrift store in Kitchener, Ontario about five years ago. I don’t have much attachment to any other item of clothing because they come and go, most of my wardrobe is made up of clothes I got for free, but I have yet to find a jacket that fits as well as this one does, and matches as well with every outfit as this one does. This jacket has travelled with me to Boston, Pittsburgh, Serbia, and California. READ MORE

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    Well Worn: Shannon’s travelling pashmina

    July 17th, 2014     by Shannon Clarke     Comments

    On our last day in Europe, my friends and I walked into a store across from the Trevi Fountain in Rome and tried to spend the rest of our travel money. For nine days we’d been careful, haggling in Athens and forgoing the second and third cups of hot chocolate in Sicily. So when I saw the pashminas in the store, I ended up buying three – two for me, one for my mom. For some reason the patterned yellow, red and maroon pashmina became my favourite. I didn’t realize how much I loved it until recently. Flipping through photographs of the last few years, that pashmina was everywhere; I’d managed to add it to nearly everything that seemed appropriate. READ MORE

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    Well Worn: Marta’s Favourite Band Shirt

    July 10th, 2014     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    My t-shirt, and the means by which it came to me, reminds me of a great era when I would be forced to wait by my mailbox to get what I wanted. I would wait weeks, sometimes months for a package to arrive. When I was in high school, the internet was fairly new and definitely not the all-consuming thing it is now. To find out about shows, I relied on paper listings. To hear live versions of songs, I got on cassette exchange lists and received tapes made by kids at concerts and I made my own tapes in return. READ MORE

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    MID-WEEK ROUND UP: JUNE 18

    June 18th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 11

    June 11th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 4

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    Abundant Bodies: Media making and movement building

    May 30th, 2014     by Asam Ahmad     Comments

    The Allied Media Conference is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every summer in Detroit, Michigan. For the first time this year, there will be a track (a series of workshops/panels/sessions) that will explore body positivity in our movements and create media that resists dominant narratives about body size. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round-Up: May 28

    May 28th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Making our headlines: Mid-week round up

    May 21st, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

    Welcome to the first edition of our news, arts and culture mid-week round up. Check out what’s been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

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    Changing the runway: Project Diversity fashion show challenges Eurocentric modeling norms

    April 11th, 2014     by Shannon Clarke     Comments

    “Disrupt the norm” is an apt tagline for Project Diversity that, in many ways, bares no resemblance to the typical fashion show. For one thing, it’s Rajanayagam’s fourth-year thesis, a culmination of eight months’ work by the 22-year-old fashion communication student at Ryerson University. Unlike most runways, Rajanayagam’s included multiple ethnicities, sizes, genders, styles, ages and abilities. READ MORE