In the Blog
Hello! From a New Shameless Blogger.
My name’s Raisa and I’m bopping and hopping off the walls to have joined the sassy team of bloggers at Shameless!
I’ve been writing short stories about my experiences growing up as a North-Americanized, Midwestern-American-lingo-loving, South-Asian woman for my own personal perks on the back of receipts, flyers, envelopes and half-used hilroy notebook sheets for the past few years. Because of this, blogging comes to me as an amazing extension of that hobby. Except this time, I have the marvelous chance to listen and learn from the thoughts, work and experiences of other writers and artists.
Currently, I find myself on the edge of winding up an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Women’s Studies at York University, which has admittedly impacted the tone and topics of issues I enjoy writing about. With the fantastic forum I’ve been given here at Shameless, I hope to find myself writing about issues like grassroots activism by South-Asian youth in Toronto, the musings of post-secondary student life at York University, implementing an anti-racist feminist politic/framework within classes at school, places of work and community, women working/volunteering within the local political scene in Toronto and women organizing in the not-for-profit sector in Toronto.
I can’t wait to get started!