Tag Archives: intercultural matters

Soutenons la liberté d’expression et les voix des jeunes dans les médias!

Hier soir je mangeais avec une amie de l’université. En quelque sorte, elle a le Saint-Graal– un travail de journaliste, temps plein, bien rémunéré, syndiqué, où selon toute évidence les employés sont bien traités et le salaire rentre en temps … Continue reading

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Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any…

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I Do Stand With Charlie (ADDENDUM)

ORIGINAL POST HERE/TEXTE ORIGINAL ICI ADDENDUM: J’ai pris le texte suivant d’un communiqué de l’Association Mosquée de la Capitale concernant les attentats en France. “L’association Mosquée de la Capitale tient tout d’abord à exprimer ses sympathies et condoléances aux familles … Continue reading

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I do stand with Charlie.

LE FRANCAIS SUIVRA Normally, I don’t like bigotry. Islamophobia, antisemitism, racism and xenophobia make me angry, even when I hear that rhetoric from people I don’t know to people I don’t know. I even have some atheist acquaintances who don’tunderstand why … Continue reading

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It’s that time of the year again!

It’s time for a year in review post! For me, especially compared to the last three years, it’s been a relatively bloody boring year (this blog started as a travel blog, remember). I got back from Haiti just in time … Continue reading

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You know you’re a Quebec City anglophone when…

NB: A lot of these are reader submissions You’re fluent in French and English, but both francophones and anglophones think you have a funny accent. People ask where you’re from/where you live, and get very surprised when you say, “here!” … Continue reading

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“The community reiterates its most total condemnation…”

Truly unbelievable scenes unfolding right now in my former hometown of Ottawa. At least 3 separate shootings in various locations in the downtown core (War Memorial, Rideau Centre, Parliamentary Library). At least 3 total shooters, at least one still on … Continue reading

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Different neighbours than you might expect

I was shooting photos for a story just now, and as I was leaving I realized that the project which the shoot was for (don’t worry, I will post it here in good time 😉 ) was in no ordinary … Continue reading

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Pride

Dear readers, This is not a blog about cultural criticism. Normally you go to other blogs for that. Here, I write about my travel adventures and misadventures, my job, attempts at song and poetry, intercultural communication, and (increasingly) mental health … Continue reading

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L’histoire de Dominique

*English version here* J’ai reçu ce cri de coeur sur Facebook, en même temps que quelques centaines d’autres personnes, d’une burundaise de ma connaissance qui a des amis dans les milieux LGBT du Burundi. Au Burundi, avoir un rapport sexuel, … Continue reading

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