Filed under Days with a Cause

In which there are so many ways to love

Since we are generally in agreement about how great love is (although we tend to approve of certain kinds more than others), it only makes sense to think about some of the ways we Since today is about love – celebrating it, making time for it, soaking it all in – I thought I would … Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day

Last year on International Women’s Day (IWD), I wrote about the celebrations that take place in a lot of places to recognize women, to talk about women, and touched on the continued need to advocate for change. However, this year, I can’t get away from the question as to who are the people that are … Continue reading

end the word.

you know what word is super uncool in my books? the ‘r-word’ – retard. i’m not the only one who doesn’t like it – in fact, there’s a whole movement (spread the word to end the word) committed to taking on the r-word and asking people who use it to reconsider (at the very least), … Continue reading

What’s a pink shirt?

Today is Pink Shirt Day in British Columbia. It puts EMS providers on the street with pink flags and pink buttons talking about why bullying has no place in British Columbia (or really anywhere) to anyone and everyone who stop.  It starts conversations in schools and beyond about what bullying is, how to stop it, and … Continue reading

America’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7th is the day every year (for the past 11 years) that seeks to draw attention to HIV/AIDS in the black community in the diaspora, particularly the States in response to the disproportionately high numbers of Black people affected by HIV when looking at number of people newly infected and number of deaths. HIV … Continue reading

Happy Human Rights Day!

  Where do human rights come from? The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one place where the world has tried to articulate a list of human rights that are not limited to certain people or in certain contexts.  However, the existence of the document unfortunately does not extend the rights written within it. The UN’s … Continue reading