Friday, October 31, 2014

Racism and Sexism Revealed During Toronto 2014 Mayoral Race

This Toronto Star article sums up all the intense feelings I was having during this election. As a woman of colour who has heritage beyond Canada, like many Canadians, these attacks were UNACCEPTABLE and INTOLERABLE. I do not accept an attitude and attack that makes the rest of us look like racist, uneducated, vulgar bigots. People need to take the time to evaluate there own hearts and perceptions of those around them. I think we can all agree these past weeks have been full off message to WAKE UP.

Friday, October 24, 2014

PP Power Jam #42: No Enemiesz

Love this lady. BIG TUNE, BIG VIDEO!! Kiesza makes me wanna dance!!! Hot, hot, hot!!!

PP Power Jam #41: Show Me Love

I think this song represents two of my favourite things: being gay and 90's dance!!! ROBYN S!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Daily Deep Dose

United we stand in diversity, to uphold peace. We are mostly kind as Canadians, and we take pride in believing that every person matters. Our will is to support each other, we seek to find better ways to achieve that. Senseless acts of violence home and abroad, we will not tolerated.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daily Deep Dose

When attraction sparks, the rest is better to be left to the imagination. For if you have imagination, there are infinite possibilities and your potential is made stronger by being genuine and attracting what feels right and good.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daily Deep Dose

What we allow to dominate our lives, will become the reality of our days. In order to reach new discoveries, it's vital we sway away from negative thoughts and self-destructive ways. Every step that has been taken along the way leads up to today. Believe in karma and hard work, that the universe will never let us fall, only encourage us to have patience and focus along the way. Things will never be the same again and that's ok. We are brave.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Daily Deep Dose

The most powerful influence art has is to inspire us to seek ways to express ourselves, beyond violence and intolerance, and to transcend visual barriers and often dividing creeds. If we all took the time to honour our expressions, we would nurture the energy of a world with less barriers and brighter imaginations investing in creating a united future.

Wake Up Toronto!!! Mayor Race 2014.

I am catching up on the Mayor Debate on CBC from a couple night ago. Seriously and with all my fury I say, NO MORE FORDS. I resent LGBTQ people being referred to as an "special interest groups" when Doug Ford replied as to why his brother and him were the only two City Councillors that voted against funding for rainbow crosswalks. Let us not forget the lack of support the Ford's always managed to show for LGBTQ communities. Recall straight out homophobia on many occasions and activism against shelters being built to support LGBTQ youth, showing a a lack of compassion for our future, a safe space and maybe a little hope. The Fords attack Tory for being corporate, but they vision a Toronto were people are also left behind. This election has my blood running because I care about people. I care about creating opportunities, I care about diversity. I want a Mayor who cares about Toronto, not just with plans and talk. For me there is only one choice, but no matter what you do, don't bloody well vote for a Ford and slap anyone who would. Olivia is the only choice.

If you have not seen this and you are a voter, watch it!!! Toronto Mayor Debate, Oct 16.

Monday, October 13, 2014

I'm with Olivia

Here is my official endorsement support for Olivia Chow for Toronto Mayor. Show your support if you feel inclined too. But no matter what, please vote!!!

For me, Olivia Chow represents gender equality and sincerity to all people.  Yes, Olivia may not be loud and have the outgoing traits of a 'typical politician,' but I am ready for someone that brings hope on a grassroots level to communities, not just corporate understanding. I am ready for a woman to take the helm of this city! EQUALITY MATTERS. Have a look at this interesting article on behind the Tory.

PP Power Jam #40: Hideaway

I am currently obsessed with this song. Loving the Canadian talent and she's not bad on the eyes. Uh hum - Kiesza can ring my bell!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Daily Deep Dose

 I lost my peace of mind somewhere along the way. I look back and realize how far I pushed myself, to the point where my health severely compromised itself. I came so close to losing myself, I didn't even recall what it was to be happy. But now comes the slow healing, which reveals unhealthy habits I formed along the way. I feel deep nostalgia for an earlier, healthier version of myself. It remains to be seen, will I ever feel physically and spiritually rested once again. Worry, you are a lively force. Please let me go.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Embracing Change in Your Life

I have been going through a  massive amount of change transformation for the last few years of my life. While this process has been relentless and challenging on many levels, I think change comes as a natural precursor to transformation. What intrigues me the most when I think about my experiences is just how much the situations that I have lived and reacted too, have taught me about myself and my behaviours , that in some areas, demanded fashionable adjustment. That is, if it came down to a fundamental reality, as harsh as it may seem, in order to survive the ups and downs of life, you must trust that everything happens for a reason.

Both you and I, him and her, them and us, experience change in a constant flow and the sooner we accept change as a companion, rather than an enemy, the greater appear the chances to conquer perceived limits. I know for me at times, I have gone through debilitating anxiety that bred the fear of extinction, Borg assimilation! While in reality, I have been only a constant survivor, unique in form. How about you, how tough are you on yourself? When you look at your track record, what would it look like if it were a resume? What would happen if we all worried a little less and had a little more faith in ourselves? I feel confident on placing the bet that many of us would be doing something different than what we are doing now, in love, in relationships, in careers and in health.

What if self-worth was not influenced by yesterday, but rather a sign that more was yet to come? You and I know that everything had usually turned out better than ok, the ride got bumpy, but we found the way.

Daily Deep Dose

It is not any easy feat to strike a balance between work and personal life. All too often we become so drained and unsatisfied with what we contribute to each day, that bringing home a pay cheque becomes mundane when our sense of happiness and wellness drains away. For those who have a break, they prioritize their value and wait until opportunities that allow them to live their skills and passions find there way.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Olivia Chow is Toronto's ONLY CHOICE for Mayor

I am really getting very aggravated of all the personal attacks Olivia Chow is taking due to her ethno-cultural background and immigration to Canada (implying she is less Canadian). Toronto, smarten up. We are a city made of eclectic cultural fibers, we are a city of diversity and refuge for those who seek a better life. My parents were expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin and came to Canada for a new beginning. Toronto needs a new beginning with a Mayor who understands our struggles and identities and is willing to be a voice for all people. I am fed-up of Toronto politics being dominated by homophobic, greedy, privileged white men who may know how to speak politics and policy, but know NOTHING about what matters to the broader public. Her campaign may not be perfect, but I am willing to support a change that empowers a brighter and more sustainable city for all of us, not some of us.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Daily Deep Dose

When you truly trust what is before you, you must be willing to leave perceptions of how you thought things should be, and instead accept that all is unfolding according to what needs to be. Destiny can be unfulfilled when you let your happiness and productivity be controlled by external forces. Don't wait, there is no time to hesitate or worry about yesterday. Don't give in to fear, you're so close to emerging with a new way of thinking of success.