Tag: Race

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    My year as a Black punk-rock kid

    October 11th, 2017     by Josiane Ménard     Comments

    ‘Growing Up Black in Canada’ is a writers’ series brought to you by Black Futures Now Toronto in partnership with Shameless Magazine. The series is meant to bring forward local and personal Black histories that do not fit into mainstream narratives about what it means to be a young person in Canada. Throughout the series we will highlight the non-fiction work of five young writers from various backgrounds. Through their stories, we will explore what … READ MORE

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    história de mestiça

    September 5th, 2017     by Andrea V Barreto Lagesse     Comments

    My mother is Brazilian. My father is ethnically French, but from Mauritius Island. The two met in New York City, a place originally foreign to them both, where they worked for 14 years. Last summer, my parents and I were staying with some distant family in France. A heavy humidity stifled the town like a thick blanket, trapping the winds and radiating heat. We had only spent two days in Saint-Nazaire, but I was already beginning … READ MORE

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    The Soundscapes of Self Care

    July 25th, 2017     by Jessica Kasiama     Comments

    As we continue to slip down the slope of sociopolitical turbulence, it is an act of self-care to reserve space for art that reminds us of gold beneath the rubble. It is important to hold space for art that invites us to rise. In September 2016, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles graced us with her third studio album, A Seat at the Table, and as a result, affirmed my presence during a time where I felt invisible … READ MORE

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    Rhythm & Flow: How Music Shaped My Blackness

    May 20th, 2017     by Jean Boampong     Comments

    ‘Growing Up Black in Canada’ is a writers’ series brought to you by Black Futures Now Toronto in partnership with Shameless Magazine. The series is meant to bring forward local and personal Black histories that do not fit into mainstream narratives about what it means to be a young person in Canada. Throughout the series we will highlight the non-fiction work of five young writers from various backgrounds. Through their stories, we will explore what … READ MORE

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    Black Canadian Childhood

    March 30th, 2017     by Kelita Braithwaite     Comments

    ‘Growing Up Black in Canada’ is a writers’ series brought to you by Black Futures Now Toronto in partnership with Shameless Magazine. The series is meant to bring forward local and personal Black histories that do not fit into mainstream narratives about what it means to be a young person in Canada. Throughout the series we will highlight the non-fiction work of five young writers from various backgrounds. Through their stories, we will explore what … READ MORE

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    Gloria Swain and her Mad Room

    September 21st, 2016     by Anne Rucchetto     Comments

    A space for immersion, reflection, and healing. READ MORE

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    Gender, Race and Autism

    August 12th, 2016     by Amelia Henry     Comments

    I have always been separate from others. When I was little, I was content to melt into the corner with a peanut butter sandwich in one hand and a book in the other, oblivious to the intricate lives of others around me, content to be on my own. However, as I got older, I began to watch other kids my age more - I noticed girls talking together about the latest episode of Hannah Montana, … READ MORE

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    When it comes to the music industry, who are the feminists and who decides?

    July 12th, 2016     by NICOLA TAVELLA     Comments

    Feminism’s role in the music industry cannot, or at least should not, be discussed without drawing on Beyoncé and her 2014 VMA performance in particular. She included author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s definition of feminism into her song “Flawless.” She had the word “feminist” lit up on stage for crying out loud. Additionally, we can’t look at Beyoncé’s feminism without analyzing the reaction she has inspired among the general public. Moments after her publicly identifying as … READ MORE

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    Pulse Nightclub and the Queer Agenda: Love

    June 22nd, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    Content Warning: References to Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre. I think I know why U.S. and Canadian media outlets need to call the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre, the “the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, with 50 (sic) people killed, 53 others injured and the gunman dead in a shootout”. Because America loves violence. To read more about what went down. Hear me out: They actually love it. I recently read a post that said that guns are part of American … READ MORE

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    At the Top of the ‘Class’: Growing Up and Class Background

    June 8th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    At the Top of the ‘Class’: Growing Up and Class Background Adli is growing up with some of the best things in life: a loving parent and being raised in a violence-free home. Adli has an educated parent who makes a steady salary and has access to fresh vegetables and organic milk. Adli lives in a big city, with access to diverse people, cultures, resources and spaces. Adli was breastfed. What do these things have to do with class or … READ MORE

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    Inside Out Reviews Part 1

    May 24th, 2016     by Abby Plener     Comments

    For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. The Inside Out Film Festival runs from May 26 to June 5. Tickets for all screenings are $11 for students with ID and $10 for youth under 18. Youth under 25 can attend all weekday screenings before 6:00PM for free. Part 1 of our series on Inside Out reviews Hurricane Bianca and Kiki. READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: APRIL 29

    April 29th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: MARCH 18

    March 18th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Weekly Round Up: February 12

    February 12th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: FEBRUARY 5

    February 5th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Body Hair Politics: A Brown Girl’s Point of View

    January 11th, 2016     by Nish Israni     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the final instalment in our series READ MORE

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    Weekly Round Up: January 8

    January 8th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 1

    January 1st, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    The “Spring” of Women’s Movements in Brazil

    December 23rd, 2015     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    If you are following the latest political news from Brazil you may have noticed that women are taking the frontlines of the legislative battle to uphold their already limited sexual and reproductive health rights. The background of this process is not a new one. A conservative wave has taken over Congress and, unfortunately, many of the bills being proposed are intended to take away many of the current guaranteed rights, which has raised the … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: DECEMBER 18

    December 18th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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