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Hijab in Saskatchewan

I wore a hijab in Saskatchewan. I do not practice Islam, but my generous Muslim sisters gifted the scarf to me, and so I covered my hair in solidarity. The first thing I notice when I wear a hijab is how different my voice sounds. The words I speak echo in my ears, forcing me to think more about what I say. I like this. It makes me listen to myself more.

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Discussing Colten Boushie

In 2016, in North Battleford, 22-year-old, Indigenous Colten Boushie lost his life. A white farmer named Gerald Stanley killed him via gunshot. Boushie was allegedly attempting to steal the farmer’s truck, and Stanley took action, claiming the gun fired by accident. This past week, Stanley has been acquitted, inspiring outrage across the country.

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Snapchat filtering 101

By the year 2016, you would think that we, as a society, would have a little bit more sense. That is, sadly, a mile away from the truth. Some people still think it is totally okay to use racial slurs and then claim, “I didn’t mean it to be offensive!” whenever they are called out on it.

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