Toronto on film

I came to Canada for an exchange program 5 years ago, and tbh, it was not what I wanted – at all. I was quite devastated by the results but I sucked it up and decided to go. What I thought will be a boring, non-exciting experience turn out to be one of the best times of my life. I came back, and felt like I was 22 again. It was refreshing, rejuvenating and an incredibly healing journey for me.

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Editor’s Letter: Mental Health

Originally posted on beyondhijab.sg:
by Diana Rahim It’s hard being a person. Nobody truly tells you this, nor are we really encouraged to look into this fact deeply. As a society, we are uncomfortable with confronting sadness and despair, and would rather concentrate on a superficial, easy-to-understand pursuit of happiness. We are taught to meet our basic material needs, to obsess over our educational… Continue reading Editor’s Letter: Mental Health

I Tried to Warn You About Junot Diaz

Originally posted on tremenda manguita & other magnetisms:
An old colleague from the Boston Globe sent me a link to today’s article about the flurry of women coming forward about (alleged, I guess) sexual misconduct towards them by Pulitzer-winning novelist Junot Diaz. My friend sent the article out of kindness, the way an old pal might place a comforting hand on your shoulder by way… Continue reading I Tried to Warn You About Junot Diaz