*Privilege is a Part of Mental Health*
There are few people from my home city that I admire more than Future, Janaya Khan. As one of the key organizers of Black Lives Matter, Janaya risked a lot to force conversations and actions of accountability for the brutality that Black folks (especially Black youth) experienced in Toronto (most especially at the hands of the police). Here, Janaya speaks about reconciling with our privileges in a way that helps us to not get stuck in our own sense of defensiveness and ego, in order so that we can authentically hear and show up for the other - especially if that person is speaking of their own experiences with marginalization. Privilege, oppressions and how we make sense of those dualities in our lives, is a core element of the work that I do as a therapist. In reality, it should be a mandatory element of all psychotherapy and mental health practices. I hope, someday, it will.... #Repost @janayaforthefuture
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So much love to @yarashahidi for her commitment to bringing change into the world. Appreciate you sharing the words fam.
I believe that we are our best resource and that means we already have the tools we need to win. Privilege doesn’t have to be a barrier to progress if we learn to process it w/ each other.
We got this.
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Beautifully Maintained & Ready For A New Tenant. Renovated Kitchen, Decorative Fireplace in Living Room. Hardwood Floors (New Floors In Huge Basement Bedroom With Walk-In Closet). Potential For 2nd Bedroom In Basement. Legal Front Parking Pad. Lovely Backyard. Amazing Location! Walk To Mount Pleasant, Bayview OR Yonge & Eglinton. Enjoy All The Neighborhood Shops & Restaurants!
We're having an American Thanksgiving FEAST!
On November 22nd, join us in celebrating American Thanksgiving and enjoy some delicious turkey! 🦃
Call now to reserve your spot: (416) 962-8190 or visit www.peartreerestaurant.ca
HUNGRY TORONTO? LET'S EAT! 🍕🍦🍻🍷 .
We officially OPEN TOMORROW, Thursday Nov 15th, at 611 College Street in Little Italy, and are ready to serve you!! Visit us from 11:30am to 10pm from Sunday to Thursday, and 11:30am to 11pm Friday and Saturday for lunch, dinner, dessert, and drinks! .
We've got some awesome local craft beer and wine partners, @greenhousejuice juices and kombucha, and a doughnut sundae collab with @gloryholedoughnuts ! .
. *Please note we are serving lunch ＋ dinner only as of now - brunch will launch in the new year!
Everybody wanna be viral,
Till they hit depression and spiral,
We all think we got it figured out,
But can’t decide if we want chicken, beef or gyro,
Don’t follow me on Instagram,
In public can’t even get a “Hi yo”,
You a firework or a pyro,
Instinct Unstable, but right now it’s primal,
How many plays you got on Tidal,
Ride the high tides, it’s all about survival,
No one but god can judge me,
Don’t settle for Canadian / American Idol,
Some people rev cars to think they tough,
Homie you just idle,
My squad come and go,
Homie they suicidal, but they vital,
My company good, no titles,
While yours just cycles,
More scriptures in my brain than the bible,
World hung-over, i’m Gatorade revival,
Coach Carter demeanour,
I’ll see you in the finals.
Guild Park and Gardens is a beautiful park in Scarborough adorned with masterful pieces of art and possibly the best brunch in town. ⠀
Visit the Bickford Bistro for Sunday brunch, learn about the history of the Guild Inn Estate, and roam the gardens of Guild park. ⠀
Make your reservation by clicking the #linkinbio
Major salute to Alyssa Bertram, founder of @easyperiod, who will be introducing the launch of Easy Periodical: a newsprint sharing the impactful stories and lives of women in Toronto. @Alyssa.Bertram wanted something for us by us, and I am thankful that she allowed me to be a part of this collaborative project alongside a badass female team who are enhancing the lives of others through literary and visual arts.
The first 50 that pre-order will gain access to the launch event! Sign up no later than Sunday the 18th! 💖link in bio: https://www.easyperiodical.ca/new-products/easy-periodical
Featured Author: @juelzsantania
Makeup Artist: @temimarie.ca
Poetry Submissions: @izienovbiagele @prayersprosepoetry
🍽️ Turon (also known as lumpiyang saging)
📊 Cheapometer status: $
🤔 While I didn't love @seafoodcitysupermarket's halo halo, I FREAKING LOVED THIS BEAUTY. I can ungracefully describe turon as a honey covered spring roll with caramelized banana inside. Wikipedia will give you a more graceful and/or accurate definition but I like mine. 😂 Honestly when I took my first bite of this I was blown away. The crispy outside and the soft, sweet inside was heavenly. They also make a new batch every 15 minutes so you know you're getting fresh dessert. And yes - this is one dessert that I do not feel guilty about. There's a banana inside so it's healthy...right? That's how desserts work right? We will defs be back just for more turon. 😍
✌️ Follow @eatyourfeelingsonabudget for more cheap eats in Mississauga!
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." - Helen Keller
At OBC, we believes the challenges you face together helps you bond together and form friendships that last a lifetime. When you’re not on an adventure, remember all the obstacles your friends helped you overcome and be sure to let them know how much they helped. ❤️