Workshop: LGBTQ 101

Workshop: LGBTQ 101

“My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit!,” Flavia Dzodan rightly stated on her blog, tigerbeatdown.com.

We must hold the same truth as we fight to progress the black/Afro movement towards true equity, because ALL #BlackLivesMatter. We cannot separate the different identities that are systemically and culturally oppressed by the dominant/Eurocentric, ableist culture.

A person who identifies as Trans and black cannot separate these identities; the two are not mutually exclusive and these identities are compounded and become more complex at their intersection causing more complicated experiences of oppression and marginalization. Keep reading →

Workshop: Consent 101

Workshop: Consent 101

One of the first topics that should be discussed when talking about sexual activity is consent. However, consent is often overlooked. The sex education curriculum in Toronto hasn’t been updated since 1998. Consent was only added into the curriculum in 2015 when it was pushed for by a group of students.

Black Women in Motion invited Effy Min of Bad Subject to lead a workshop on consent. What is consent? What does it look, sound and feel like? Consent is permission given for something to happen, or an agreement between two or more people for something to happen.

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Workshop: Anti-Oppression 101

Workshop: Anti-Oppression 101

Do you understand the basic concepts around the topic of oppression? Are you someone who is oppressed? Do you recognize when you are in fact the oppressor?

This month, Black Women in Motion invited Jordyn Monroe of Journeys InEquity to lead a workshop on anti-oppression. The BWIM Peer Consent Committee members were taken through several exercises that demystified the many ways we feel the heavy hand of oppression in our daily lives—and how we, in turn, can be guilty of holding others down.

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Motivational Quotes To Destroy Your Doubts (and Build You Up)

Motivational Quotes To Destroy Your Doubts (and Build You Up)

I love inspirational quotes. They are powerful nuggets of wisdom condensed into 1-2 lines. Whenever I read them, I get so inspired to take action.

As a high school student, I would decorate the cover of my binder with quotes because they were so meaningful.

Today, I have quotes plastered on the noticeboard in front of my desk, which I change regularly to whichever quote resonates most with me at the point in time. Whenever I raise my head, I’ll see them in front of me, sort of like a little nod of affirmation.

Here are 67 of my favourite inspirational quotes by black women on happiness, perseverance, fear and success. I won’t include any commentary because the quotes speak for themselves.

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