My Grandma’s Story Stuck Abroad: International Travel Amidst a Pandemic

Featured Image: Edho Pratama When my grandmother, her sister, and her mother left Canada in the early weeks of 2020, they aimed to fulfill Gayra Nani’s (great-grandmother’s) final wishes. She was battling the final stages of breast cancer and at 99 years old, her condition only continued to worsen. She longed to spend time in…

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Hey You, Get A Mentor!

Featured Illustration: Femme Palette When you want to travel somewhere new, you use a GPS. When you want to cook a new dish, you use a recipe. When you want to do a certain makeup look, you watch a tutorial. These broad statements may not apply to everyone, but for many, they center around the…

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Making The Most of the Last Stretch

Featured Illustration: tubik.arts This year has been undeniably difficult. Difficult for those who lost their inspirations, said goodbye to loved ones, stayed in toxic homes, and endured the worst of anxiety — the examples of adversity are endless. This year was despised for many reasons and as we reach its conclusion, this hatred may very…

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How Do You Get Someone To Unlearn Racism?

Featured Illustration: The 360 Mag We have all seen the video or heard about Jacob Blake — the unarmed Black man who was shot at by Kenosha police in broad daylight with his 3 boys present at the scene. Whether you believe he was a potential threat for leaning into his car or deserved the…

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A New Mindset for a New School Year

Featured Image: Hub/John Hopkins University Millions of students will be heading back to school in the coming days in ways they may have never done before. Some university students will no longer be commuting from the bus stop to the train station, and others will be atoning masks and social distancing while writing notes during…

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I Asked My Friends Their Regrets – Here Is What I Learned

Featured Image: Ryan Jacobson We all take quarantine a little bit differently. Some work out with Chloe Ting, others cook extravagant meals like Ramsey, but most binge Netflix shows to their heart’s content. Me, you see, I’m a little bit different. I’m not into the whole exercise, cooking, and sitcom regime. Watching daily vlogs, Q&A…

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On The Road To Burnout

Featured Illustration: Creative Bloq There is a statement I have become all too familiar with: “There are two types of people in quarantine: one person who has accomplished so much, and another person who regrets not being the former.”  When the chaos commenced in March, my early days were spent scrolling on social media comparing…

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Curly Hair: Tangles and Torment

Featured Illustration: Ylli Haruni Frizzy strands peeking out of every hairstyle, knots within minutes of brushing, endless oils applied to subdue the volume — as a young girl, I despised my curls.  Everyone in my family has straight hair; perfect for styling and easy upkeep, a formula I would eagerly trade for my precious headbands…

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Social Media and Solidarity: A Different Form of Activism 

Featured Illustration: Anirban Ghosh A reflection written a week after George Floyd’s murder… . . . The brutal murder of George Floyd, a 46-year old Black father, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has notably sparked a massive revolution in the Black Lives Matter movement now transpiring into global solidarity, activism, and advocacy for…

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