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Women of the world: there’s nowhere to go but up!

تم نشرها دون صورة Fatima S , Student, Activist

دون صورة Student, Activist
Fatima S
عضو منذ ١٢ سبتمبر، ٢٠١٧
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told “Fatima, you can become whoever you want”. What was left unsaid, however, is that I could only truly aspire to become something that was traditionally “feminine”. On the surface, my country, Canada, gives women the freedom to pursue their hearts’ desires. Yet, in reality, subtle and explicit sexism, like a great big wall, is stopping so many young girls from becoming who they really want.The older I grew, the more often the question “what do you want...


Education: The gift of a lifetime

تم نشرها دون صورة Fatima S , Student, Activist

دون صورة Student, Activist
Fatima S
عضو منذ ١٢ سبتمبر، ٢٠١٧
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From a very young age, my parents instilled in me the value of education. However, growing up in privileged society where barriers to school and learning were virtually non-existent, their words would go in through one ear and out the other. How could I really understand and empathize with the struggle others faced when I was posted up in my ivory tower, so to speak, where I was afforded the luxury of three meals a day, an air-conditioned/heated bus ride, and a tranquil classroom. I remember sit...


The invisible war: The battle for refugee children’s mental health

تم نشرها دون صورة Fatima S , Student, Activist

دون صورة Student, Activist
Fatima S
عضو منذ ١٢ سبتمبر، ٢٠١٧
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Though their footing might be on more solid grounds, the rockiness of refugees’ journey's don’t end once they have reached safe lands. The deafening sounds of shelling and bombings became hushed and the muffled speech of foreign languages take their place. The urgency for survival never goes away. Far too often, those who have accepted refugees into their mix expect them to instantaneously mesh into their adopted society, leaving the horrors of war behind. As I’ve discovered while working with r...


  • Fatima S


    عضو منذ ١٢ سبتمبر، ٢٠١٧


    3 مشاركة