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Tacos & Trump Happy Hour

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“My culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner,” warned Marco Gutierrez, the founder of the group Latinos for Trump during an interview on CNBC in early September. Now if that is a ploy to get people to vote Trump and I was an American I’d definitely be saying “I’m with her.” (Also because Trump is just a mess). If you follow my articles and I’m sure you do, you remember that I wrote fondly about Cinco de Mayo and expressed my love for tacos. There were dozens of other people who would agree this past Friday as they…

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Extra ! Extra! Dave Hon will never date a feminist

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Just to keep you up to date, Dave Hon is giving relationship advice (you can read his original article here). Just so y’all know, this dandy catch won’t date a feminist. By the way, this is Hon: Now, as a feminist, I am not going to body shame or state anything about Hon’s physical appearance. But I will say this, I don’t think you have enough dating experience that is allowable of sound advice.

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Is MY Happiness Socially Constructed?

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2016 has been a very interesting and revelatory year for me. I started the year out filled with hope and a standard list of New Years resolutions aimed at making a more engaging and prosperous new year. But I was quickly sidelined from these plans when I suffered from a severe depressive low. My battle with depression dates back over a decade and I’ve suffered on and off over the years. Around July 2015 I started to notice some changes in my behaviour that are generally reflective of depression but I thought they’d subside. However, I was sadly mistaken. Instead, the depression got worse culminating in some very dark times in my life come January, when I was diagnosed with…

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Caught off guard for International Women’s Day…again

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Every year International Women’s Day always catches me off guard and grabs me by surprise. Where did you come from? I wasn’t prepared. I have so much pride, spirit and energy invested in the women’s movement and I wasn’t even ready. I had no witty memes for social media, no power ballads to sing to my kid on the way to work, no pictures of me being independent, strong and awesome. My Facebook page stood still and blank waiting to be filled with ferocious “I am woman, hear me roar” anecdotes, and I had not even done my research.

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Paw Patrol: Heroin or Pure Genius?

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Pictured: (flying) Skye,  (l-r) Zuma, Rubbble, Chase, Ryder,Marshall and Rocky  in  PAW PATROL on NICKELODEON.  Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2013 Viacom, International, Inc.  All Rights Reserved

I have a confession. My kid is lazy. I hate to say it aloud, but it has to be acknowledged and it’s odd for me because I am super active and constantly doing something. I am the absolute Queen of multitasking (I am serious, I own that title like a boss). So it’s confusing to me when her favourite thing to do is literally sit. With the laziness, I have to be very weary of Fred’s screen time. I mean left to her own devices, she would strap on a diaper and straddle herself to the couch with the tv on, without a break. I am talking scary, unhealthy back to back television: a high school pothead without any motivation…

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