For marginalized folks — people of colour, the queer community and disabled people — finding spaces within larger institutions can be complex. Fraternities and sororities are no exception, and these organizations present their own unique issues.
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“You don’t seem like the type to be in a sorority.” Ten words. Ten seemingly harmless words, which are always meant light-heartedly and yet for some reason, it always makes me feel just a little bit hurt.
Between the two of them, Huband and Sandhu are the only female coaches on UBC’s 20-strong varsity head coaching roster.
People like having names with a single, positive adjective that defines it. My name is a little bit harder to define.
Dr. Farah Shroff prefers not to be called a resistor. “Resistor is always putting something else at the center of what I do,” she explained. “I like to put my own goals and attention, my dreams at the center of what I do.”
All the days I once classified as “shaky days” were actually the beginnings of a neurological disorder — getting worse and worse until I needed prescription pills and an overhaul of my lifestyle to handle it.
Overcoming the obstacles presented by the scars of history is difficult, but there is wide agreement that seeking informed consent and observing principles of responsibility and reciprocity are important basic steps that anyone seeking to work with an Indigenous community should take.
My presence is in pieces, not missing
Contrary to popular belief, though, at no point in the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2018 report is an apocalypse predicted. The earth will still be here — the question is whether we will be.