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IWS / S2E1 / Community

“I feel like there’s this idea that we need to, as individuals, have all the skill sets and do all of the things and be these multitasking brilliant people who can do all of the stuff by ourselves…. and that’s just a lot of pressure to put on yourself. thats unrealistic. you’re just never going to do everything as good as when you can just focus on what they love. People should be able to focus on what they love, really delve into that, and share it with people instead of having to be autonomous.”

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What is the most challenging part about creating for you?

Creating on a schedule because art for me is emotionally charged and time is not.

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Trying To Be Good

Trying to be honest about yourself in a public way is very challenging. For me, it’s not about the introspection. It’s more about getting over how people are going to react once the story changes. Self-improvement, self-understanding, self-anything is not set in stone. There are days I write from the highest point of my experiences; […]

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Labelled Disabled

I could say that receiving a diagnosis of having a learning disability and receiving what came along with that diagnosis, was the start of my understanding of how labels can change things, change perceptions. But, I think the first time I began to have an actual understanding of what it felt like to be “disabled” or how society reacted to disability was the day I began to walk with my cane.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Intentions

Everyone is familiar with the phrase “actions speak louder than words”. I believe in this whole heartedly, and while I still believe that honesty is important, I don’t think that being honest about what you’re doing is an excuse to do it. And that’s where a grey area comes in. A lot of people use […]

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Mental health is not a priority at this University

Dear Western University, I have been on the Dean’s Honor List, worked tirelessly on my faculty council and volunteered countless hours to the Orientation program, yet I am known to certain members of the administration as the girl who was in the psych ward. My journey accessing Western’s mental health resources (or lack thereof) began […]

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Fixing Fight or Flight

We’re all deserving of a break, especially from the expectations of our minds. You don’t need to fight or flight from taking a step back and a deep breath in.

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10 Beet Facts That Beat All

We’re not all so easily persuaded by the idea of vitamins and eating a rainbow diet though (gummy bear vitamins have that covered, right?), so if you have eat one thing that grows in the ground to beat the buzz we have the answer: beets.

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