Posts by Category: Life

On FINALLY meeting Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

May 03, 2017

Guys, it finally happened. I MET MY MENTOR, SHERO AND WRITER BAE CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHE!!!!

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Black History Month (Canadian Edition) is here!

February 01, 2017

February spells two things: my birthday (woohooo!!) and Black History Month! (Power To The People!)

A number of years ago (when I was trying my hand at being a journalist), a few friends and I put together a documentary on African-Canadian history for a conference. It was a fun project and not having grown up in Canada, I learned so much about the contributions of African Canadians to this society.

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Domanique Grant spreads her love for Toronto in her CBC Song for the 6ix Night Time (in the 6ix)

February 29, 2016

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Domanique Grant is the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic.

I met her a number of years ago at a writing workshop when she was hard at work on her music career.

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Black Lives Matter, even in Canada

August 10, 2015

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They say the happenings are over there, they could not possibly find their way here. Those who say these things have chosen to be blind. Chosen to shut their ears, chosen to look the other way. Its not that bad here they say. Oh, but just you wait.

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I survived a week’s natural hair challenge!

July 13, 2015

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I’ve been natural for almost two years now.

I call the above style: The ‘Let Your Hair Down’.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s message was powerfully clear: Black.Lives.Matter.

April 29, 2015

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“The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn’t see many paintings with black people in them”.

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How She Hustles? Like a BOSS

February 06, 2015

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Last year I attended the 5th and final How She Hustles brunch led by the lead Hustler and SheEO herself, Emily Mills.

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Do you see me? The Invisibility of our Black Boys

August 14, 2014

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Do you see me?

Do you see my beautiful brown eyes as I stare in wonder at what the earth has for me.

My mama says I have the most beautiful brown eyes she’s ever seen.

She’s been waiting a long time for me.

I’m her lucky number 1. Number 2. Number 3.

I’m her baby.

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