Our Canada: Untethered | By Mahsa Toghrai

A student of mine once asked me why I applied to work as an instructional aide—a cross between a TA and a tutor for International students in the English department—and I told her it was because I’ve been where she is. With broken words and meaning conveyed more through gestures and expressions than language, she asked me what I meant. “This isn’t my first language,” I … Continue reading Our Canada: Untethered | By Mahsa Toghrai

A Letter to My First Real Life Bigot | By Sanaa Humayun

To the Person Who Spat at my Feet: I’ll admit, I’m impressed. It takes a certain level of dedication to commit to an act of hatred. I mean, I’m assuming your message came from a place of hatred. You didn’t give me a lot to go on, but saying “I hope you and your people die” is a fairly self-explanatory judgement of my race. And … Continue reading A Letter to My First Real Life Bigot | By Sanaa Humayun