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#MentalHealthMay: How I Keep Myself Mentally Healthy

Last November, our youth committee, Youth in Partnership (YiP), hosted a mental health art contest asking young people in Windsor-Essex to submit an original art piece demonstrating how they keep themselves mentally healthy. 327 more words

Opinion Piece

Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth

Teaching my mother how to give birth – Warsan Shire.

This is going to be a very short blog post about something that I have been really enjoying recently, so enjoy. 342 more words



In that time my hair I grew past my ankles,

I slept on a mat on a floor, I swallowed a sword

I levitated

into the basement, confessed my sins and was baptized in a river,

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Quotes Of The Day


La semana pasada, con la noticia de la sentencia de la Manada, a todo el país se nos pasó un poco la euforia y la esperanza que veníamos arrastrando desde el 8 de marzo cuando vimos como, una vez más, nuestra sociedad daba un paso de gigante hacia atrás. 464 more words


In Praise of Difficult Women

One of the increasingly popular courses among business schools is about managing interpersonal relationships, usually run by Organizational Behavior departments.  Think Adam Grant, one of the most well-known academics in that discipline. 785 more words


“The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. 42 more words

Poem of the Week 85


Warsan Shire

no one leaves home unless

home is the mouth of a shark

you only run for the border

when you see the whole city running as well… 436 more words

Warsan Shire