I was re-watching a Friends episode one day when Rachel referred to her friends as “magic beans,” which made me realize what it was about the show that made it so appealing
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You say the green air mattress is always mine, even though it has a hole in it,the edges stitched up with masking tape.
One thing you’d know after spending some time in Fort McMurray is what a Canadian ‘cultural mosaic’ really looks like.
In the lead up to the trip, I was determined to take the opportunity to learn more about my heritage on my mother’s side and learn more about what life was like in Calabria.
In 1989, a whale was discovered calling at a frequency of 52 hertz. No other whales with the same migration patterns shared the same frequency.
"I think one day, it would be amazing if being in recovery was just as normal as being 22 and in university.”
“To our brothers and sisters who have bravely shared their stories with us, we are not only behind you. We are standing beside you.”
My Blackness is not to be diminished by those who wish I had kept it trapped. I am allowed to celebrate my lineage and my history because my experience is more valid than your prejudice.
The lived experience of a Black woman at UBC is a unique one.
I only wish there was some way to convey that to them easily.
Soapbox is the place to share thoughts, experiences and perspectives — from things you want to shout at the top of your lungs to those that you have only ever shared with close friends. Here are some thoughts on Blackness from Black students:
Dear Humans, I’ve got something to say ...
We pondered about what it was about Blackness that so many people felt ownership over it. I joked about how so many felt they possess an experience that they would never have.
To be a Black male on campus means to experience...
The world still has a long way to go before it is a safe place for so many minorities, not just the one you are.