Being a Graduate Student of Colour

I remember spending hours searching for clinical psychology faculty across the country that matched my research interests. Mental health in minorities & forensic populations. I remember the cycle so well. It always started with curiosity: ’I wonder if there’s a place for me at [insert public university in Canada].’ Confusion: where is everyone? is noContinue reading “Being a Graduate Student of Colour”

Black Lives Matter

“America is not another word for Opportunity to all her sons.”⁣ ― 𝗪.𝐄.𝐁. 𝐃𝐮 𝐁𝐨𝐢𝐬, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘍𝘰𝘭𝘬⁣  “A feeling of inferiority? No, a feeling of not existing.” ― 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐳 𝐅𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐧, 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘚𝘬𝘪𝘯, 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘴 ⁣ •••⁣ Imagine being a black American that cannot trust a system that claimed it would protect them and promisedContinue reading “Black Lives Matter”

• inhale // exhale • ⁣

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh ☁️ just having one of those days where all I can seem to focus on are the unanswered questions I have in my head, mostly about the future. • are things going to be back toContinue reading “• inhale // exhale • ⁣”

Eid 🌙

Eid Mubarak 🌙 wishing happiness and health for everyone celebrating today 💝⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Although I haven’t always seen it this way, Ramadan is a special time for us to refocus on what’s important to us. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣It’s different this year and I know that it might feel difficult for some, especially during quarantine. We didn’t get to catchContinue reading “Eid 🌙”


I don’t think I’ve ever had as much difficulty with finding motivation as I have over the past few months. Growing up as a competitive athlete, it felt like I automatically came with some motivation software installed. But as I’ve learned over the last few years, motivation is so much more than just a driveContinue reading “motivation”

Mother’s Day 🌸

I want to acknowledge that this day isn’t necessarily happy for everyone, and that’s okay.⁣• For mothers that have lost⁣• For those that have lost mothers⁣• For new moms struggling to bond with their babies⁣• For those with unstable or strained relationships with mothers and/or children⁣• For those (like me) who have chosen not beContinue reading “Mother’s Day 🌸”