"Canada has progressive laws on racial discrimination but through my eyes and experiences a disturbing climate of racism permeate our community."
"Right now my goals are to stay clean and get a job. I hope that my community gets better and safe."
"I think that history should be acknowledged and celebrated more often."
"I have a passion for working with people and coordinating community programs. I want to follow this passion and see where it goes."
When I first moved to the community where I now live, the East Village, I was in a dark place. When I started taking art classes at a community studio at the Ark Aid Mission called The New School of Colour, it began to help a lot. It was a sort of therapy.
I am a proud volunteer with North East London Community Engagement (NELCE) and with the London InterCommunity Health Centre. As a group we help the community when and where they need us.