Homelessness and Winter in Canada: What Can We Do?

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As I write this, I’m sitting at my desk in the basement of the home where I’ve found stability for the past twenty years of my life. Clad in a new pair of pajama bottoms, an overpriced hoodie that reminds me of when I used to attend concerts frequently during my pre-COVID life, and a…

Barriers to Effective Communication in Feminist Advocacy Circles

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“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” – Martin Luther King Jr. This fear that Martin Luther King Jr. talks about is also present in groups united with a…

Opinion: You Should Care About the Artist Behind the Art

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Art in itself is a reflection of the individual who creates it.  While we can include certain exceptions, putting your name alongside a piece of work associates you with its contents. Whether it’s film or books, murals or singers, the artist will always have a meaning behind the images and narratives that they create.  The…

On The White Gaze

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Image by Jenni Holt, 14 East The words and legacies of literary giants like Toni Morrison, Franz Fanon, and bell hooks serve as a roadmap towards unpacking what the white gaze is, how it shows up in our lives, and how to resist it. “All ‘round me the white man, above the sky tears at…

Romani People in Europe: The Girl From Nowhere

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Who are the Romani people? There are various terms used to refer to them such as “Rom” or “Roma” or the more well-known term “Gypsy.” They are not to be confused with Romanian people. “Gypsy” is considered a derogatory term by many Romani people. Researchers generally agree Romani people originated from Northern India They mainly…