by Maja Staka When Nasra Adem performs, you can’t help but stop and listen. The 22 year old Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate isn’t just a passionate artist, she’s also relatable to a fault – bringing up issues that directly affect the people she loves and the neighborhoods that raised her. Once Nasra gets going, her eyes become wide, her feet get loud and her hands … Continue reading #Girlbossyeg: An invitation to Edmontonians to be Bold for Change
by Sanaa Humayun Edmonton’s Women’s march left me with mixed feelings. I’ve tried to write this article a hundred times, I’ve procrastinated and made excuses, I’ve found myself absolutely incapable of coherently explaining this mix of pride and anger I feel in my heart. When I think of what’s happening, my heart pounds faster – my palms become sweaty and I realize, more than anything, … Continue reading Why I’m Angry About the Women’s March
by Sareeta Lopez I don’t know about you, but I often find I don’t know how to talk to relatives about social justice issues — not without coming across as either uninformed or arrogant. Though politics is one of the topics you generally want to avoid at the dinner table, it’s difficult to do. With the results of the American election at the forefront of everybody’s … Continue reading How To Talk To Your Relatives About Social Justice Issues
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?