My Summer Playlist

Every summer, there is an album or song that defines those warm sunny days in the city, on the beach, or wherever you spend time relaxing. I love summer music because it reminds you of an easy time and you can revisit it any time of the year when you need something simple during a […]

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What To Do When There’s Nothing To Do

Before I start, I just want to say this isn’t about the pandemic (I think everyone has had enough of that topic). As a recent college graduate, this has been my first full year of being an “adult,” with a grown up job and responsibilities – you know, the exciting stuff. I’m sure anyone will […]

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A Scaredy-Cat Watches The Haunting of Hill House

I’m a scaredy-cat. Legitimately terrified of scary movies. To give you some context, I watched Paranormal Activity when I was younger and didn’t sleep until the sun came up for three weeks afterwards. I am very easily startled, so jump scares are the enemy, but I am chill with monsters thanks to years of watching […]

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Writing Prompts

Do you like to use writing prompts? Sometimes if I need quick inspiration or an idea, I’ll search 365 Creative Writing Prompts to get the juices flowing hopefully. More often than not, I am too overwhelmed with ideas and topics even to begin.  I came across a few that sort of sparked my interest: addict, […]

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Black Canadian Creators You Should Be Following

There is so much I’d like to say about what’s happening right now. I’ve written pages and pages about the protests, my own acknowledgement of my white privilege, and how I haven’t been a good ally.  I was scrolling through my Instagram and became suddenly much more aware of all the white faces I saw. […]

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Enough is Enough

All around the world, people are marching against racism, and I stand with them. It’s tough to write this for a few reasons. I want you to understand my intentions, to know we support the fight against racism, and I’m tired of hearing what BIPOCs are still going through. It’s disgusting; why is this happening? […]

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The Studying Never Ends

I started reading when I was two, and it was all uphill from there. Not to humble-brag, but school was always super easy. I mean really easy. So, imagine my shock when I went to university, failed a few classes, and decided to drop out. Now imagine my parents’ shock – I literally jumped out […]

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Surviving the Distance

My boyfriend, Kris, and I have been together for seven years. Out of those seven years, two have been via a long distance relationship. Those two years apart have taught me something very valuable about having a partner; they can’t read minds. In 2015, my family decided to sell their house in Winnipeg and move […]

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Quarantine for Introverts

Hej och välkommen. My name is Gin, and I’m an introvert.  Last week, Maria wrote about dealing with quarantine as an extrovert; I’m here to explain the other side of things. A little while ago, I wrote about being an introvert in ‘I Wish‘. And while the public consensus is that introverts are made for quarantine, […]

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Quarantine for Extroverts

Hi, I’m Maria, and I’m an extrovert. Which means quarantine sucks.  As an extrovert, I get my energy from social interaction. I thrive in social settings, I have multiple groups of friends, I’m loud (and a wee bit obnoxious), and I don’t really enjoy a lot of alone time. Not because I don’t like myself […]

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