I knew I didn’t want to be a part of Canada’s mainstream (made for and by the white gaze) media since the hands-on portion of my joint program with University of Toronto and Centennial College. I realized the industry, in the form it existed, wasn’t for me. I was not willing to make myself small… Continue reading I Rejected Entering Mainstream Canadian Media and Wrote About It
I join these these dating apps 2/3 times a year "just to see." Idk what I'm looking for, to be honest. It's nice to browse through potentials and see what's out there. Along with "loyalty", "communication", and "honesty", the latest unoriginal expression (cause really, who wouldn't value honesty, loyalty and communication?) is some opinion on… Continue reading What if there was a dating app for people to share their flaws?…lol no, I need therapy.
H.E.R. (Having Everything Revealed) lives up to her name. She’s changing the game by integrating raw emotion and thoughts on contemporary issues, ranging from social media fakeness to curving undesired attention into her lyrics. On “Lost Souls,” a track with Lauryn Hill vibes from her recent EP I Used To Know Her: The Prelude, she… Continue reading Will H.E.R. Be The Grammy-Snatching Queen of R&B?
There’s an urgency to see more young black women at the centre of coming of age films. In this battle for representation, we not only have to tackle the capitalist structure that prioritizes white narratives, but we also have to address the fact that for young black women, coming of age experiences are not monolithic… Continue reading We Need More Coming-of-Age Films about Young Black Women
The unapologetic wave that has washed over women recently has had many identities: “Did I stutter”, “sorry not sorry”, “I said what I said” and the 2018 version: “No more putting 'lol' at the end of my statements in 2k18. I said what I said.” The motto is a symbol of resistance against vulnerability, ownership… Continue reading I Said What I Said LOL
The only thing I knew to expect was pain. While I heard there could be blood (a Brazilian wax is, after all, a vicious tearing of hair from the skin) it was still shocking to look between my legs and see sticky pubes clumped together with specks of blood. But I prevailed. I also knew… Continue reading my first brazilian wax
It'll make you sit at the very front to see the subtitles because you made it before the previews but after all the upper seats were taken. It'll make you reluctantly sit through the intro theme song, crave the "Skip Intro" option on Netflix but quietly appreciate the rest of the soundtrack. It'll confuse you.… Continue reading THE THINGS ‘Your Name’ WILL MAKE YOU DO WHILE WATCHING IT
A woke audience makes all the difference. On Facebook, my friend posted that he needed to “re-watch Get Out at STC on a Tuesday so [he] can get the real nigga experience some of y'all had.” He wasn’t exaggerating. In fact, it shouldn’t be surprising that there was a significant vibe that came with watching… Continue reading WATCHING “GET OUT” IN Scarborough IS A CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE OF ITS OWN
Beggars can’t be choosers. That’s the one thought that temporarily shuts down all my concerns when it comes to intern application season. Does it matter if the workplace is diverse? Does it matter if it’s paid? Does it matter if the work environment is hostile? The way I see it, I’m at the bottom. I’m… Continue reading INTERNSHIPS: “OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW.”
I saw Arrival and if you continue reading this be aware there are spoilers, but just so you know, it was amazing. It's one of those movies that I'd actually pay to see again, which the friend who came with me did. At first I was outraged that he saw it and didn't tell me… Continue reading ARRIVAL. IT REMINDS ME OF SCHOOL, BUT IN A BETTER WAY