Homelessness, Housing and Poverty: An All-Candidates Debate

Last Thursday night, with my notebook tucked under my arm and my bike helmet swinging at my side, I waded into the throng of people crammed into the CoolAid Society’s Downtown Activity Centre for an all-candidates debate on homelessness, poverty, and housing. It’s about a month away from municipal elections in British Columbia, and on Thursday … More Homelessness, Housing and Poverty: An All-Candidates Debate

Malawi: You can laugh. You can cry. But you cannot be indifferent.

On my last Sunday in Malawi, my friend Tom invited me to see his house and meet his family. Tom is a security guard at the compound where I live, and he also works as a tailor; we international volunteers have gotten to know him as we discuss designs of skirts and take measurements for … More Malawi: You can laugh. You can cry. But you cannot be indifferent.

Alternate Realities

Lately, I’ve been doing a little thinking and planning for when I arrive back in Canada. And as I’ve been imagining what life back home will look like—a full-time job, maybe a car, a nice apartment to myself—I’ve been finding myself unable to come to terms with how life in Canada can exist in the … More Alternate Realities