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I was six years old when I realized that Santa Claus wasn’t real, but I told no one. I let everyone in my family believe that I was waiting for the big red bringer of gifts to bestow me with my hopes and dreams. The older I got, the more they expected me to reveal … Continue reading What happened to magic?
When I was younger, I dreamed of going to New York and visiting Manhattan. It seemed like one of the most magical places on earth. It was in so many movies, so many songs. I’d never left Canada until this summer. This August, my dad decided it was time for us to visit my family … Continue reading Queens: My First Time out of Toronto
Great acting and a not so great narrative structure combine to make an important movie not so watchable.
When you think of J.D Salinger, chances are his coming of age read ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ comes to mind. And why wouldn’t it? It’s the Classic novel of the American Fifties. It defined a culture of restlessness, loneliness, and struggles for and against the loss of innocence. When I first read it in … Continue reading Salinger’s Greatest Character (it’s not Holden Caulfield)
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine is a book I first read in my first year of university. It’s a very personal account of racism against black women in America. It follows the main character through her experience of macroaggressions and microaggressions against her race, gender and position in life. It’s a book I think … Continue reading Reading Citizen
When I first saw this book, I read the title in two ways. No one belongs here more than you. No one belongs here more than you. The latter statement indicates the importance of self-worth: you are worth just as much as anyone else. You’d say this to someone who was feeling worthless, less important … Continue reading No one belongs here more than you.