Allyship: It Begins With Us

Written by: Serena Sengupta A quick google search returns the definition of an ally as “being a person or organization that cooperates with or helps another in a particular activity”.  What does this mean? Why is it important? Being an ally isn’t easy; it requires constant attention and awareness of the situations we are in.Continue reading “Allyship: It Begins With Us”

How to Become an Ally to Women of Colour

Written by: Sophia Wang Most definitely you have heard or seen the phrase “become an ally,” but what does this really mean, and how can this be achieved? There are many ways to become an ally, including being an ally to people of colour, an ally with the LGBTQ community, or an ally for women’sContinue reading “How to Become an Ally to Women of Colour”

Understanding the Difference Between Performative Activism and Genuine Allyship

Written by: Mehak Narula In the world of social media, it is becoming increasingly hard to connect to the social issues surrounding us. Thus, the distinction between performative and genuine allyship tends to be blurred. Being able to understand the difference of when allyship is performative or genuine is extremely important for being an ally.Continue reading “Understanding the Difference Between Performative Activism and Genuine Allyship”

Various Forms of Discrimination & the Within Group Allyship We Must Cultivate

Written by: Shayla Joshi I often find myself questioning my identity as a woman of colour, and when this internal dialogue arises, I find myself validating my identity by analyzing my experiences.  Have I even been racially discriminated against?   Well, before I even start with that I must ask: what is discrimination? Racial discrimination canContinue reading “Various Forms of Discrimination & the Within Group Allyship We Must Cultivate”

Stolen by Smith- an Article

Written by: Niroshini Mather The instagram account @StolenbySmith has sparked a much needed introspection into the experiences of BIPOC students and staff at Queen’s University. The account was launched by Kelly Zou, a fourth year commerce student, in order to offer Queens students and alumni the opportunity to anonymously share their experiences of racism, homophobiaContinue reading “Stolen by Smith- an Article”

How to Spark Change: the Distinction Between Equity and Equality

Written By: Shayla Joshi A distinction that is often overlooked is that of equity versus equality. Sure, in general terms, most people understand the definitions of these words, but what do they mean when executed? What do they signify as ideals? The distinction between equality and equity is paramount in addressing the systemic barriers rootedContinue reading “How to Spark Change: the Distinction Between Equity and Equality”

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