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to other gen z and millennials;

the noise, the grief, the terror come sudden and aching— take our breath, our thoughts, our senses away. we don’t know how to stop faking that we’re deaf, and have nothing to say. and when the world is this loud, isn’t it easier to keep…

Identity and White-Passing

Passing, what does that mean to you? Maybe a test score higher than 50%, overtaking someone in your car or time going by. To people of colour however, it means something completely different; for me it means identity. “White-passing” is a term used to refer…

dear people who don’t believe in me,

you cannot use my age as a way to stop listening to me. if you do, i will stop and breathe. i will remember that i have valuable thoughts to share, and that i will be the one who will have no choice but to…

generation together;

we need a generation whose minorities aren’t told that they interrupt. we need a generation for whom the time was always up. we need a generation whose systems and industries aren’t corrupt. we need a generation where empathy is the norm. we need a generation…

Youth Civic Voices

We are thrilled to offer you a new workshop developed in partnership with the City of Vancouver. Youth Civic Voices invites young people to explore and expand notions of civic engagement, and how they can influence decisions made in the city.

a call to action;

why do we keep breaking, decimating, hating? whether nurture or nature, it’s not about fate─your actions, our actions directly impact future generations who will now never get back to the relative safety of our home today … lately things we do don’t reflect what we…

Poverty Shouldn’t Equal Patronizing

Since November the provincial government has been conducting a series of poverty reduction consultations in communities across the province. I have had the chance to facilitate small table conversations at three of these meetings thus far (Richmond, Burnaby/New West, and Surrey), and have been surprised…

How to Break the Cycle of Poverty? Start by Investing in Children

British Columbia is notable for many things: Views of majestic mountains from our backyards, hiking trails galore for those seeking adventure, and a reliable supply of rainy days on the coast. We also stand out as the province with the second highest poverty rate in…

Students Can Reduce Poverty… And We Have to Start Now

Just like with any big problem, it can be hard to know how to help the homeless people whom we see on the streets. Whether because of the stigma that comes with having no home, or because as a student, I’m often in a hurry,…

Why We Should All Be Marching

Two weeks ago marked the second annual Women’s March, and a number of Check Your Head’s finest came out to march in solidarity with millions of other women world wide. Women’s March Global aims to promote social change in the areas of ending violence, reproductive…

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