Culture

As we navigate the various spheres of our lives, we are confronted with the general attitudes, beliefs and ignorances that define our society—this is how we process and react.

Mind the Gap While You Juggle

I just recently finished my postgraduate degree. To specify, I did a one year honors course. Having been raised by parents who pushed me...

Millennials: Turn on, Tune in, Get out

“Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation.” “The Go-Nowhere Generation.” “Selfie-Taking, Status-Updating, Over-Sharing Millennials...” Thank goodness I’m an avid reader of print media, otherwise I never would have...

Maybe Other People’s Lives Don’t Matter

As it turns out, turning twenty didn’t actually make me much less like a teenager. At 18, I really did think of myself as discerning...

Facebook ‘Dialogue’ – Public or Private?

  I don’t know about you, but just about every day on Facebook I see at least one of these things happen: Scenario A - Two...

Give Me That Ritalin

"Well, you're definitely going to score somewhere on the scale," my psychologist said to me when I handed her back the questionnaire. I've always wondered...

Lessons in Grief

I’ve had a lot of friends die. My best friend passed away in November. Staring at his pictures, remembering his mannerisms, whispering his name...

The Day I Discovered I Wasn’t Ugly

I remember the first time I noticed I was ugly.  It wasn't like I hadn't heard the word several times before but this time...