My Superpower & My Kryptonite – Reflecting on Being a Woman of Color

Written by: Sylvia Kathirkamanathan My views on being a woman of colour have fluctuated my entire life, finally plateauing in recent years as this source of immense pride and appreciation. It is a slice of my identity that has always been undeniably mine and opened the gates for me to explore other aspects of myContinue reading “My Superpower & My Kryptonite – Reflecting on Being a Woman of Color”

The Resiliency of Being a Black Woman

Written by: Tyonna Ashby Strong, proud, resilient, courageous. Black women struggle and push through adversity every single day. It’s what makes us strong. Having to achieve more than what others think is possible to stay on top and pushing ourselves past the point of exhaustion is something that we live with every day. What doContinue reading “The Resiliency of Being a Black Woman”

Humans of Queen’s

a QWOCC x QBFA collab QWOCC is so excited to have collaborated with Queen’s Black Fashion Association (QBFA) on the Humans of Queen’s photo series to explore the ways in which women use fashion to express their identity. Founded in May 2021, QBFA is a rapidly growing club on campus that facilitates an inclusive, safeContinue reading “Humans of Queen’s”

Am I Brown Enough?

Written By: Niroshini Mather In most first-generation Canadian communities, there is an unspoken agreement on how one should navigate their dual identities. The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears offers the perfect analogy for this continuous battle of identities; don’t be too Canadian and, in my own experience, don’t be too Tamil.  We conductContinue reading “Am I Brown Enough?”

Racial Erasure of the MENA Community

Written By: Mariam Ibrahim When my family first moved to Nova Scotia, I was suddenly asked to put myself into neat little boxes by the schools I went to through an annual sort of census. I was already confused about my racial and ethnic identity and being introduced to a limited list did not makeContinue reading “Racial Erasure of the MENA Community”

White-Passing: Acknowledging Privilege and Reclaiming Identity

Written by: Ana Storer Navigating our identities is a quintessential part of both the human experience and personal growth. There can be different layers of complexity for people of mixed ethnicities. I can’t speak for others, but I know I go through life hyper-conscious that others are making assumptions or guesses about me and myContinue reading “White-Passing: Acknowledging Privilege and Reclaiming Identity”

What Does Being a WOC Mean to You?

Written by: Niroshini Mather What does being a woman of colour mean to you? This is not only a loaded question, but one I cannot give a concrete answer to. The significance of being a woman of colour has changed so drastically over the course of my life and will continue to change as IContinue reading “What Does Being a WOC Mean to You?”

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