Another decade has come to an end and I’m finding it difficult to comprehend how much time has gone by. If I could only choose one word to sum up this entire decade, I would choose resilience. Why perhaps you may ask? On a larger scale, the power of resilience became the forefront of many social movements that have peaked during these past ten years. The world has witnessed advocates, agents, and champions of change demonstrating courage and building their resilience in the face of adversity. While there is still a great deal of work to be done, the resilience that have sparked from the people of this decade has paved the way for the work that will continue onto the next. Continue reading “THE DECADE OF RESILIENCE”
I cannot seem to find the rights words to express the sadness, anger, and frustration following the senseless violence that unravelled in Christchurch, New Zealand. Upon hearing the news, all I could think about were the lives that were lost and the families and friends whose lives have changed from this unprecedented terror attack. As media outlets continue to update the world on new reports, my heart has been overflowing with a heavy feeling inside. While thoughts and prayers are often expected after such tragedy, the world needs to collectively come together now and take action.
To all my ladies in the place with your own style and grace, today and every day I celebrate us. I celebrate all of our cultural, social, political, and economic achievements and the movements that were created to solidify our sisterhood. I celebrate our determination, commitment, strength, and power to advance gender equality and support our rights. I celebrate our mothers, daughters, sisters, and allies who have championed gender equality through social innovation and advocacy. Lastly, I celebrate the women that came before us, the women that we have become, and the women of tomorrow. Continue reading “TO ALL MY LADIES”
As I sit here underneath the warmth of my blanket, typing my heart out, and exposing a glimpse of my vulnerability, I want to take a moment to welcome you to the New Year. Welcome to a brand new year filled with new chances, new feels, same dreams, and a fresh start. While it may be a little late – seventeen days in to be exact – I hope this year brings you mountains of joy, laughter, love, prosperity, and happiness.
The first time I stepped foot in the City of Montréal, I was in love. With an amalgamation of modernity from North America and Old-World charm from Europe, Montréal is the place to be. Dubbed as Canada’s very own Europe, the cosmopolitan city makes you feel as if you have travelled thousands of miles and landed in Paris. Filled with vibrant colours, rich culture, amazing food, and friendly people, the city provides a great deal of places to eat, drink, and sightsee. On the basis thereof, I have decided to share my Insider’s Guide to Montréal. Continue reading “INSIDER’S GUIDE TO MONTRÉAL”
The last time heard my father’s voice was on the day before he passed away. After months of seeking his doctor’s approval, my father, a heart patient in recovery, was excited to come home to spend time with the family. As I sat at my friend’s house talking to him over the phone, I made sure my father notified his nurses before I picked him up the following morning. Little did I know, this was the very last time I was going to hear his voice.
On January 10, 2015, my sister received an unexpected call from the hospital. Confused, my sister picked up. In the early hours of that chilly Saturday morning, my sister was informed that my father had just been rushed to the hospital after nurses found him Continue reading “LIFE WILL BE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN”
Growing up, my grandmother and my mother have always instilled the idea that less is more to live a content life. Last week, I was sitting down in a café with a good friend of mine discussing my current life predicament where the conversation of quality over quantity sparked up. Quality over quantity was a simple concept that was taught to me during my formative years and something that is currently pertinent in different aspects of my life. I tend to find it relevant in my relationships, my friendships, my academics, my work life, and even my blog. Continue reading “QUALITY FRIENDSHIPS”
As you come to an end, I begin to reflect on the beautiful twelve months you have given me. You have been a year filled with love, laughter, hope, awareness, and turmoil, and although this may be an understatement, you are the best year out of the twenty-one years of my life. I do not know nor do I want to know how 2018 will top this, but I do know that I will enter the New Year with an optimistic mindset and move on forward; celebrating all of my accomplishments and preparing myself for new challenges that will come my way.
Continue reading “TWENTY SEVENTEEN”
From the moment we wake up to the time we come home from work, we are constantly on the go. Living in a fast-paced world, we can all agree that life is never on pause. Not even for a split millisecond. Whether it be going to work, school, or travelling afar, we tend to build up stress and tension into our lives and too often, bring it home with us. On a personal level, I myself, accumulate stress and tension into my body every day. Living in a constant state of urgency, I tend to forget to relax and enjoy life. Continue reading “SELF CARE”
I have come to a decision of adding a new category on my blog where I will be sharing with you some of the work that I have done revolving around social justice. By this means, I will be sharing with you some of my school papers that I have written and while I do not consider myself an expert, the opinions expressed in all of my posts are solely my own and do not necessarily reflect the view of my employer, organization, committee or other group or individual. Combatting and ending impunity has been one of my life-long goals thus, in pursuit of international justice for perpetrators of horrific crimes, this post will explore the different forms of impunity relative to genocide, civil war, and other conflicts. Continue reading “IMPUNITY”