One year into the pandemic I came out as pansexual with she/they pronouns on Facebook. The former has been common knowledge to my close friends and colleagues for years and the latter slowly developed as I spent more and more...
In late 2020, Akil McKenzie released a four-minute video short called Historians with Falling Motion and Hallowed Grounds. What started as a stand-alone poem turned into a passion project where people came together to spread their message about injustices in the Black community through art. The video has since gained thousands of views through YouTube and Instagram and won Best Social Justice Film at the Vancouver Independent Film Festival.
Self-care was on the rise but mainly considered a luxury, often including things like face masks, bubble baths and decadent, multi-step skincare routines. In this way, it was more of a band-aid solution all about exterior appearances than a necessity or something that pulsed deep in your soul.
With indoor dining off the table in most provinces, Valentine’s Day might look a little different. But, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the day with some delicious food in the comfort of your own home! Everybody wins when you order takeout: you get a night off cooking and your local restaurants get the support they need to make it through the lockdown.