Walk In Her Shoes 2019

It's Sunday evening and I'm feeling so inspired as I reflect on the last few days. On Friday, International Women's Day, I participated in Walk In Her Shoes for the 8th year. It comes straight from the heart, and I know this because without fail, the evening before the walk (or the day after), I [...]

An Indomitable Force

Every year I take part in CARE Canada’s Walk In Her Shoes, an event that raises awareness about what women and girls go through in developing countries, and that supports women’s empowerment projects. This story describes my walk in Ottawa in 2018. I wasn’t feeling it this time around. I was in a new city [...]

In 2019, Let Your Spirit Shine

Happy New Year everyone!!! Hope your 2019 is off to a wonderful start. Have you set any new year’s resolutions this year? Here's my list - it's actually hard to narrow it down to just 10! Overambitious much? ;-) Some of them are carry-overs from last year - the ones I didn't complete (thank god [...]

Crazy Yet Blissful

Week 33! Only 19 more to go. It was a very rainy day on Monday. I started out in the morning tutoring a teenage girl who is a refugee from Syria. Since I've been here, I've had some time to help her out with preparing for grade 9. She wants to attend a local high school [...]

When I Dance, I Forget Everything

Today was pretty great, although I'm feeling tired and a little broken right now. It was a long day. I walked along University Avenue and went to my creative writing class. It's the second last class - I'm sad that it's almost over! We talked about techniques for writing stories, such as writing lists, doing research, and [...]