Short Story: The “Smart” Friend 

We had few friends over for tea this evening. Along with tea we served a Mexican cake we love. It was a joyful evening with talks and laughs.  We talked about flowers, cars, jobs, marriages, countries and much-much-much more. Let’s say, it was a talkative night. This one particular Friend loves to talk and talk and…

What Does It Mean?

Those kisses, hugs, cuddles, walks, talks and laughs — were once unlimited. Now, even with force it’s limited. Tell me what is love, is love facing problems? is love racing fathoms? What is love? I wish for a proper kiss everyday, Yes, every-single-day. I get quarter of a full kiss, with force. I can’t remember how…

Weight loss story in public for the first time

December 2013, received a text message, a girl who admired my partner—now my fiancé—said “just to let you know, you fat women, you don’t deserve to be Sheron’s partner because you’re so ugly”. That day, I flipped a page, a heavy page, to a new chapter—the Chapter of Determination.  The Chapter of Determination  When I…

Wind Cave 

Nature is a Life Lesson In a distance I see a cave It’s way up high Looks pretty–like a painting The rocks surrounding are washed with shades of colors Trees disciplined in rows of grid. We urged to witness the boon of beauty We start smooth up the trail Then rain, hail, mud, sun, rain…

Selling Reality

Selling reality is now the new ideology of transparency. It’s about placing controversial concerns upfront to associate with the brand. Leo Burnett Toronto scored a top honor, for Webby Agency of the year. Their winning ad was #LikeAGirl for Always—a brand for women’s hygiene products. This ad depicts how it’s insulting to a girl to do…

Canadian hip-hop and music policy

Hip-hop, in its myriad forms (e.g., rap music, electronic dance music, graffiti art, break dancing, fashion, video art, slang, etc.), is a cultural phenomenon (Brook 2011; Mose 2013; Perry 2008). Hip-hop is a way of systematically understanding details of a particular culture through music. Every nation has its policies and regulations to protect and sustain…

Pamela Jeffery- a role model to our community

  Pamela Jeffery, a woman who opens doors for diversity and equality is one of my inspirations to become a woman with positive power. Mrs. Jeffery is the founder of The Jeffery Group Limited, Women’s Executive Network, and Canadian Board Diversity Council. In the video she discusses the importance of diversity at board tables, and…

Canadian film policy, not ‘Canadian’ enough for the visible minorities

The deficiency of multiculturalism/diversity and related policies in the Canadian film industry illustrates the minimal attention given to Canadian transnational films. This unit’s readings demonstrate that funding for Canadian transnational films is a challenge, which leads to production and distribution issues. The lack of multiculturalism/diversity and related policies in the Canadian film industry is problematic…

Canadian television broadcasting policies: multiculturalism and diversity

This critical response focuses on Canadian television broadcasting policies, particularly referring to multiculturalism and diversity. Canadian broadcasting policies exist to create identifiable national culture and national sovereignty for Canadian citizens. Television broadcasting policies are critical to the development of nationhood. Canada sits right beside America, one of the world’s most powerful broadcasting nations. Hence, it…

Capitalism absorbs criticism for its uniqueness: endless cycle of promotion

Artists and promotional intermediaries constantly borrow images, styles, and text from each other to promote their own messages. For instance graffiti artists use works of advertisers to critique on them, usually counter-attacking the capitalist and consumer driven society. Throughout this essay it is evident that graffiti artists engage in criticizing some aspect of society that…