This week I’m re-reading a book by David Cameron Gikandi called A Happy Pocket Full of Money. It’s a great book about the mindset of abundance. I highly recommend it, it’s a fascinating read. It’s my second time through, and of course different things are jumping out at me this time. Here is … [Continue reading] Memory, Diversity and Inclusion
If you live in Canada, this past weekend was Thanksgiving. I’m not going to write about why I don’t celebrate it. I’ve already done that twice. You can read those posts here. And here. Bias and its Impact This weekend I was thinking of two things – bias, and the impact of that. And it … [Continue reading] Happy Thanksgiving?
When you have children in your life, it’s bound to happen that they will say something that embarrasses you in public. Sometimes it’s more painful than other times. But likely every caregiver has had at least one experience where a child has noticed something about someone out loud. What does … [Continue reading] It’s OK to Notice Difference
Fall Equinox happened this weekend and it has brought some cooler temperatures to Toronto (and likely elsewhere too!) While for some people this presents the opportunity to sport some new Fall fashion, change the furnace filters and consider turning up the heat, for others there are greater … [Continue reading] Happy (?) Fall!
I have had the opportunity of a few discussions about Serena since last week’s blog – all of which I am grateful for. A key component of diversity and inclusion is dialogue and discussion. It’s imperative that we create an environment where we can share our perspectives and expand our awareness in … [Continue reading] Serena Williams – part 2
I’m not a tennis fan. I have an idea of how to play, even owned a racket once, but I don’t watch it. Until maybe now. Maybe now I need to start watching. Serena Williams has been in the news twice in the last weeks for issues that point out (glaringly, to me) the way racism and sexism play … [Continue reading] The Double Standard of Racism and Sexism …ah, Serena Williams
I’m writing this amid the screaming of airplanes over my head from Toronto’s Airshow. Why we still “celebrate” this tradition when we have thousands of people living here from war-torn countries is beyond me. But I already wrote about that. I wanted to write about Serena Williams’ catsuit … [Continue reading] Happy (?) First Day of School…
It’s the end of the summer holidays and this will be the last post in my reconciliation is a verb series. And it’s a good one! It’s one thing to write about something. It’s another to experience it. Last week I spent 4 days on Manitoulin Island. It was my mom’s 80th birthday trip and she, … [Continue reading] Sacred Space – Reconciliation is a Verb Part 8
Before I get into today's topic, how did your role model search go? I found a book at the Glad Day Bookshop that I put on my list to read. It’s by Neel Patel and it’s called If You See Me Don’t Say Hi. It’s stories of his experience as a Native American. I also thought of Susan Aglukart … [Continue reading] What Can a Day Do? – Reconciliation is a Verb Part 7
I’m taking a week’s hiatus from reconciliation because of a conversation I had with my daughter. She is 6, and she just had a birthday. I bit the bullet and bought her a Barbie. It was a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” moment, and she was introduced to them through an Aunt and loooooves them. So, … [Continue reading] The Systemic Nature of Whiteness