Posts by Category: Life

How Amanda Parris’ CBC Radio Show Marvin’s Room, has gotten me through working #frontline during a pandemic

August 28, 2020

As cliche as it may sound, music has gotten me through a lot of difficult periods of my life. Before self help books and therapy, music was and continues to be one of my primary forms of self care.

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On Writing-in general, but especially during a pandemic

July 14, 2020

 

I’m an insecure writer. I mull over pieces at least 10x (if not more), before I send them in. I take long breaks from writing because rejection is hard and I need to sit with it and myself for a while before having the courage to go again.

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In Loving Memory: Aretha Franklin & George Michael

August 20, 2018

Her voice coloured my childhood and adolescence, and for a little girl growing up in Zambia, Aretha Franklin was the definition of a songstress, a diva and a musical icon.

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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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