Read story: Big Dreams Require Big Vision
Big Dreams Require Big Vision

Growing up in the central Louisiana town of Alexandria—at the midpoint of a diagonal line between New Orleans and Shreveport in the northwest—Laurie’s first foray into advocacy came in the second grade.

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Jun 28, 2018 · 13 min read

Read story: New Beginnings in Tuscon
New Beginnings in Tuscon

Pride in the Desert, Tucson’s annual celebration that includes the Pride on Parade and Pride in the Park, will take place Sept. 29.

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Sep 21, 2018 · 4 min read

Read story: The Brave Women of Bosnia
The Brave Women of Bosnia

Mornings in Fojnica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, bring a harmony of Franciscan monastery bells and the broadcast of Fajr prayer, the valley draped in fog and wood smoke. As the fog lifts, hills speckled with the first yellows of fall appear, sloping gently to the creeks and rivers sneaking through the inflowing valleys.

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By Patagonia - The Cleanest Line
Sep 25, 2018 · 10 min read

Read story: Under The Lights
Under The Lights

‘Check out how amazing that looks,’ I blurt out to TOQUE Partner Cai Sepulis when we turn off King onto Queen Street in downtown Kitchener. ‘It’s like the lane is alive.’ Straight ahead of us, about halfway up the block between King and Duke Streets, warm light and the sounds of live music spill out into the darkness of Queen from the alleyway between the Vidyard building and its next door neighbour. Goudie’s Lane. Our final destination on what has been a most amazing evening – downtown Kitchener’s annual #DTKPatioCrawl.

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By Toque Magazine
Aug 15, 2018 · 5 min read

Read story: Somaliland

Behinf the 72-year-old, Haha Ahmed Buni, the Gulf of Aden glimmers underneath the soon-setting sun. Despite the seemingly picturesque setting, desperation has begun to settle on the village of Lughaya.

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By RELEVANT Media Group
Jun 21, 2018 · 10 min read

Read story: A Community of Rainbows
A Community of Rainbows

In Phoenix, the nation’s fifth largest city, pride and community are celebrated in many ways. From each individual’s creative expression to the businesses and organizations they choose to support – both can be found in nearly every aspect of daily life.

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By Echo Magazine
Sep 21, 2018 · 4 min read

Read story: You Possess the Power
You Possess the Power

What fills your heart with the most joy? What do you feel, with every inch of your soul, that you were put on this earth to do? What is the life that you want to create for yourself? Take a moment to think about it. Now, answer this for me: Are you pursuing that passion or taking the necessary steps to create the life you fully deserve to live? I’d love to assume that all of you reading this answered that with a stern “YES”, but If you’re anything like I was, and at times still am, you may not have. And why is that?

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By Local Wolves
Dec 11, 2017 · 4 min read

Read story: Accepting the Skin I'm In
Accepting the Skin I'm In

Self-love is something I have struggled with my entire life, not too long ago, my hatred towards myself started to escalate. It got so bad that I started canceling almost every plan I made, and even ignoring people I used to talk to. I felt like everyone else hated me as much as I hated myself. I knew that it was all in my head, but I’m a perfectionist and can’t help but judge and criticize every single part of myself, especially my appearance. It took a long time, but now I finally feel okay in my skin.

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By Local Wolves
Jul 20, 2018 · 6 min read

Read story: Keeping it Real in Montreal
Keeping it Real in Montreal

It has been a year and five magazine issues later when we finally decided to take your readers out of the European, or rather a Dutch Student Cities. In this edition, we head on over to the number one student city in the world located in Canada.

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By Phryme Magazine
Sep 15, 2018 · 4 min read

Read story: Striving For Workplace Equality
Striving For Workplace Equality

My parents, who are college-educated, stressed to me at a young age that because of my darker skin complexion, I would have to work twice as hard and be exceptional just to be in the talent pool of considerations.

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By The Peacock Magazine
Apr 27, 2018 · 11 min read