By Neha Vashist It took a 4-year-old boy and a box of crayons to make me realize an important truth. I was volunteering with a children’s camp the summer when I met him. Black hair framed his chubby cheeks and brought out the hazel tinges along the rims of his eyes. Alex. He forgot his bathing suit at home so we both sat by … Continue reading Colouring Outside the Lines: A Life Lesson by a 4-Year-Old Boy
by Rita Neyer When I moved to Edmonton a few years ago for school, one thing I noticed very soon was the comparatively few Edmonton-Edmontonians – those who were born and raised here. At first, I thought it was the composition of my social circle, but the more people I met – random people, co-workers, my friends’ families – the more I could see a … Continue reading Still in Edmonton
by Sanaa Humayun This time of year makes everyone ponder change. A new year means a new beginning, a fresh start. I want to believe this, to buy into this idea that when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve your slate is immediately wiped clean, and all your transgressions from the previous year are forgiven. But really, what makes January 1st any different … Continue reading New Year, Same You
By Sanaa Humayun The UN Safe Cities project is an international effort launched to tackle the sexual violence women face on a daily basis. Edmonton, in an attempt to do just that, has signed up for this initiative – and I am skeptical. I was asked by a colleague to participate in a focus group for this project, to discuss sexual violence in Edmonton’s public … Continue reading Can Initiatives to Prevent Violence Against Women make Long Lasting Change?
by Srosh Hassan Transportation is such a crucial part of our lives. It’s the veins that keep the blood of our city pumping. It fuels our ability to work, live, play, and wander. It’s a flow of movement so established in its way of making things happen, that we really only become aware of it when something goes wrong. It’s the common denominator of most … Continue reading Going Somewhere: The Good Side of Edmonton Transit