MIT64AARY: Finding A Community For Mixed-Race Torontonians

One of the ways I’ve changed since being at Glendon is my community involvement. It’s something so central to the campus culture, and something I’ve written about recently. Before moving to Toronto, I felt keenly my lack of community: the paucity of role models, the scarcity of people like me. I first attended a Mixed In The…

#ThanksGLiving

As you already know, I grew up in the U.K., so Thanksgiving was never a part of my life until my family moved to Toronto. Unlike poutine, plaid shirts, and snow-related activities, this is something I’ve taken to like a duck to water. A little gratitude can go a long way, so here’s a list…

#NoFilter: Five Exam-Time Habits To Break For Better Skin

Hello, friends. We’re knee-deep in exam season right now, which means the sweats are on, hair is tied back, eyes are fashionably accessorised with dark circle eye-bags and the stress-induced breakouts have reared their heads. If you’re anything like me, you might not be too concerned about the state of your skin when your GPA is…

World Mental Health Day: Blowing Out The Gas Light

This post did not come easily. I’ve known for a while that I wanted to write something in honour of World Mental Health Day…but what? Would it be my experiences of living with depression? My more recent experiences of anxiety? Would I share my stories about being a support system for friends dealing with eating…

Lessons I’m Learning

Here’s the thing: I have always assumed that by certain milestones I’ll become a particular person, fully equipped to deal with her situation. By 23, I had figured I’d be a graduate, doing my Masters in London, England, working part time for some really cool company, with a cat and a nice boy living in…