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It’s World Toilet Day – and Yes, That’s a Thing

I love a good toilet joke, but this actually isn't one.  World Toilet Day is an initiative of UN-Water, the United Nations agency that deals with sanitation.  This year's theme is leaving no one behind, which speaks to the 4.2 billion people worldwide who don't have access to safe sanitation. The numbers are astonishing.  Open defecation … Continue reading It’s World Toilet Day – and Yes, That’s a Thing

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International Women’s Day: Balance for Better

Today is International Women's Day, and the theme for this year's theme is #BalanceforBetter. To me, feminism is about tearing down the gender norms and stereotypes that divide us and marginalize people who don't fit into certain boxes.  This is not about sameness, because we are all unique, although as human beings there is more … Continue reading International Women’s Day: Balance for Better

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Bell Let’s Talk – What if the elephant in the room could speak?

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day (#BellLetsTalk), an anti-stigma mental health awareness campaign sponsored by the Canadian telecom company Bell.  Similar to the UK organization Time to Change's Time To Talk Day coming up on February 7, the goal of Bell Let's Talk is to get people talking about mental health and mental illness. A … Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk – What if the elephant in the room could speak?

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