Ghosts Amongst Us

May 27, 2017 3 min to read

Ghosts Amongst Us

Category : Mental Health

Described as perseverant and resilient, we are a people, so the story goes, who fled persecution in Sri Lanka and thrived in Canada’s multicultural haven. We flourish in the arts, we excel in business, and we dominate fields like law and medicine. Yet, the tale of our immigrant success conceals the living ghosts amongst us enchaine...

Multiple Legacies

May 27, 2017 1 min to read

Multiple Legacies

Category : Art

Our culture, our identity, our vision Our success, our sorrow, our mission Where are we headed; who are we – decision – Do I forget where I came from – intention – Or does it just happen? Sacrifices made by those we will always honour So that we could make it to another land I now have the freedom to see wealth, taste...

A Letter For My Raging Sisters

May 27, 2017 6 min to read

A Letter For My Raging Sisters

Category : Diaspora

“It’s the hinge that squeaks that gets the grease” – Malcolm X I am angry. Although probably not for the very same reasons as you are, but for many which are a result of systems and structures created to keep people like us oppressed. Every day, I have power removed from me. I have to deal with racism, sexism, misogyny, and a...

Never Forget

May 27, 2017 6 min to read

Never Forget

Category : Diaspora, Eelam

Can we be free in a system that oppresses us? For decades Tamil’s have been marred by oppression and violence. May 18, 2009 marked the final day of the “war” in Sri Lanka; a day that often brings emotions of hopelessness and despair. Estimates have the death tolls over 100,000. The amount of people displaced, imprisoned or miss...

War on Racism

May 27, 2016 5 min to read

War on Racism

Category : Uncategorized

White Supremacists are out, and proud more recently than ever. Their trolling is no longer limited to fake accounts on media web pages, but now has surfaced to “protesting” in front of schools, yelling in public settings and of course violence that has never or will never be called terrorism. So what do we do? Besides feeling hur...

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