As a Black Canadian with Caribbean heritage, I know some of my family's origins, coming from India, Africa, the Indigenous tribes of the Caribbean and white colonialists. To connect the dots to the lineage would be a huge undertaking, but at least I'm aware of some of my family's background. But what if you're a... Continue Reading →
HBO’s The Legend of the Underground
In many countries, living out and proud can be something that puts your life at risk. After seeing the HBO documentary The Legend of the Underground, that risk is more than evident. Living in plain sight but not living their truths, several young people in Nigeria struggle with acceptance due to strict Nigerian laws. Imagine... Continue Reading →
Hot Docs 2021: One of Ours
Transracial adoption is a difficult road travelled by well-meaning parents and children constantly looking for acceptance. In Yasmine Mathurin's One of Ours, she follows Josiah Wilson, a young Haitian-born Canadian with Native status due to his adoptive father, Don. Josiah's journey of acceptance in the Indigenous community and by himself is spurred by a human... Continue Reading →
TIFF Next Wave Film Festival 2021: Unapologetic
Black women and girls have a heavy load to bear. We are nurturers and fighters, supporters and innovators, working behind the scenes caring for families, lovers and doing the work. Often, we go unnoticed because that has been the narrative for so long. We can be rendered voiceless, and when we speak up, we are... Continue Reading →
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