Dear Aunties, Stop Telling Us to Get Married

“I’d already had your father when I was your age” “If you let this “primal age” pass, you’re only going to get divorced men” “Learn to do this *insert house chore* properly because you’re going to have to do it for your husband/family soon” “Hurry up and get married because you also have younger siblings”…

International Women’s Day with Rupi Kaur

International Women’s Day probably brings the same excitement to me as my birthday, if not more considering I get to celebrate with my sisters AND get a snazzy Snapchat filter. Through the support of the Ryerson Sociology Union and RU Student Life, I had the chance to meet the very brilliant and beautiful poet and…

“If you’re sad, add more red lipstick and attack”

– Coco Chanel After recently receiving my lost suitcase back from my trip to Brazil this summer (yes, that’s 7 weeks later), I finally started to put together my fall wear, which is basically my summer outfits paired with black tights and a slaying leather jacket. But what does change drastically are my fifty shades…

RU Abroad with Zahra: Travelling Alone as a Woman

Originally posted on RU Student Life Ola! Sadly, that was my entire Portuguese vocabulary I just used for you guys… Moving on, some of you already know me because of my work with RU Student Life as a storyteller but in case you don’t, my name is Zahra, I’m starting my third year at Ryerson…