Identified by changes in temperature, precipitation, winds, and other indicators, climate change is often referred to as a long-term shift in weather conditions (Government of Canada, 2015). According to the Government of Canada (2015), climate change can involve both changes in average conditions, as well as, changes in variability such as extreme events. While existing literature focuses on the economic consequences of climate change, additional attention is required on the social impacts of this Continue reading “WOMEN, GENDER EQUALITY, AND CLIMATE CHANGE”
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”
It was the conversation that I had with my brother that motivated me to write this post. My brother, a fourteen-year-old average teenager, is notorious for taking long showers. Lasting approximately forty-five minutes to an hour, it was the constant banging on the bathroom door that triggered me to say enough is enough.
Imagine if getting a drink of water or simply taking a shower was not as simple as turning on your tap or shower faucet. Imagine going through your day without access to clean and safe water in your home for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing whenever Continue reading “WATER”
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.
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And then I realized, travelling is the best way to learn – Anonymous
Throughout my life I have been given the opportunity to travel on amazing trips filled with unique experiences that have had a lasting impact on my life. With every city or country I have visited, the venturesome experiences and the different perspectives I have gained has helped shape my desire to continue travelling. It gave me a platform to diversify my experiences; shaping my life as I discover myself, my purpose, my true desires and potentials while I venture out in a new place. Continue reading “TRAVELLING WITH PURPOSE”
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 traveling 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”
I am my own woman. I am a woman of integrity. I am loving. I am strong. I am not afraid anymore. I will spread hope to others. I will be relentless in my beliefs and morals. I will always put my family first. I will never compromise. I will change the world. And I will be the leading lady of my own life.
At this point in my life, I’ve learned that no matter how kind we are or how pure our intentions may be, we often find ourselves in a place we do not want to be. Be it the trial that inflicts us or the wounds that remind us of the things we find so hard to let go of, we are constantly in battle with ourselves. We often feel as if we are broken and our story has ended; allowing the wounds to define who we are and run the course of our lives. It Continue reading “A BEAUTIFUL CROOKED PATHWAY”
Just recently I have felt genuinely happy and comfortable in my skin. While on a quest to find who I am, it was not until I travelled to Kenya where I started to learn more about myself. Deeply rooted in my thoughts, I started to become aware of who I am as a person.
I remember telling people that I was happy. Happy. A word to describe a feeling or showing of pleasure or contentment. Telling myself and others that I was happy when I wasn’t, was a betrayal to my soul. After two years, I couldn’t stomach the pain of telling people that I was happy anymore, thus, I decided to take some time for my soul and started my quest on being authentically happy.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I love packing my carry-on! Whenever I travel, I love going out shopping to get all of my essentials in travel size! Yes, it’s the smallest things that make me happy and seeing all of my favourite products in miniature size makes packing even more exciting. Besides the stress of checking in, passing through security, and finding your gate, nothing is more stressful than not having the essentials you need to have a smooth trip. When I left for Kenya, I made sure I had everything on board with me, from travel-sized toothbrushes to all types of medication, you name it, I was prepared.