The Era Of The Ho.

*This piece is strictly opinion based* Gif from Google search. It has been a growing trend in social media but has now entered the realm of public discourse. The topic began very long ago, stretching back to the 1800s and 1960s. ‘Ho’ and ‘hoe’ have been used and spelled interchangeably within the past few years…

Black People, Macklemore’s New Song Is Not For You.

*This piece is strictly opinion based* Leading up to his new album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, Macklemore released White Privilege II today and there are some mixed feelings towards it. Calling out the likes of Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea, Macklemore addresses exactly what white privilege is within the political, social, and musical spheres,…

The Kylie Jenner Complex: An Analysis

*This piece is strictly opinion based* The above photos are screenshots taken by me of Kylie Jenner’s photoshoot with Steven Klein for Interview Magazine. The full interview with Kylie Jenner, conducted by Interview Magazine‘s Senior Editor, Chris Wallace, is available here. For coherence and context, kindly read the interview, before proceeding with this article. ALLEN…

How To Include More Diversity Into Slutwalk Ottawa?

I was approached by SlutWalk Ottawa and asked to speak on diversity. On August 25th 2015, I was honoured to speak to a group of remarkable, courageous, and warm individuals, unified to fight for change. Below are the words I delivered. Stay connected with SlutWalk Ottawa on their Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Then, head out…

Andrew Loku Brings #BlackLivesMatter To Toronto

45-year old father of five, Andrew Loku (who was mentally ill), was fatally shot dead by Toronto police early on Sunday, July 5th. Eyewitness Robin Hicks told of what occurred that fatal morning. According to Hicks, three women living on the floor above Loku’s apartment on Gilbert Avenue were being rather noisy. Loku, armed with…

#BlackWomensLivesMatter – Black Women Need Social Media // An Open Letter.

Black women are placed in an exhibition of glass ceilings. From the way we appear to our characteristics, we are not given much leeway for either. Black women are stereotyped from our core out, boxing us into a narrow embodiment. Black women are either too ‘ghetto’ or too ‘white,’ making the possibility of the intersectional aspect within…

My Obsession With Stillness And Its Therapy

Life gets busy and this we all know. In between shuffling to work, sorting out that fuzzy phone bill, doing some household chores, trying to manage your social life, trying to manage your love life (or in my case, its nonexistence), and whatever else you have going on, your mind seems to whirl. Most importantly,…

Hey 613, Don’t Like Kanye? Here Is Why. #YeezyAtBluesFest2015

This post is an open letter to anyone who is against the attendance of Kanye West at Ottawa, Ontario’s annual Bluesfest Music Festival this year. Let us begin. Kanye West was born on June 8th 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Ray West, was one of the former Black Panthers and the first ever black…

Selfies Don’t Lead To Narcissism.

First, I apologize for my incredible delay on posting but school has taken up any free time I have lately with the non stop assignments and midterms. Now, let’s get back to talking flawless. In one of my classes a debate around technology and society erupted and one lady talked of how narcissistic selfies are…