A Poem for Little Black Girls

By Rachel Meier  A note from Rachel’s mother: My daughter is Congolese-Canadian. She is 12 1/2 years old and has been deeply affected by recent events in the United States. She was frustrated that we couldn’t attend the protest in Vancouver last night, but we watched the news footage of it and other protests around […]

Pave the Way, Freedom Fighters

Dear Freedom Fighters, The ones who are out on the streets and the ones who are demanding justice and accountability. We see you. We see your grief, your anguish, your outrage, your fear. We see you show up in spite of it and because of it. We hear you say their names and refuse to […]

To Live in Easter

We celebrated Easter each in our own homes almost a month ago. Still, according to the church calendar it is Easter. There are years where I revel in the length of Eastertide. I walk through the 50 days expecting resurrection at every turn. What miracle will I experience now? This year has not been a […]

Owning the Power of My Name 

By Lindiwe Mpofu | @bylimbo The meaning of my first name Lindiwe translates to “the one we have waited for.” My grandmother named me after my mother endured seemingly endless hours of a complicated labor that threatened to take both our lives.  Each time I reach a major milestone, my mother retells the story of […]

Sisters in Mental Illness: Self Compassion in the Time of Covid-19

“Self-care naturally comes when we have a good relationship with ourselves and we have self-compassion.” Covid-19 is shifting our worlds, and for many of us, it’s also affecting our mental health. How can we care for our bodies and our minds? Are we being kind to ourselves? How do we process what’s happening around us? […]