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Category Archives: Be Inspired


By Marquis Matson White Privilege Removed whiteprivelage

I never thought I’d ever write a piece on White Privilege (with a capital W and P). Mostly, I had never really noticed it nor felt that I was given special privileges simply because (as you have probably already guessed) I am White. It’s…


By Joanna Krotz How Women Today Can Find Parity And Purpose BUSINESSWOMAN

From Being Equal Doesn’t Mean Being the Same: Starting a business is killer hard and frequently all-consuming. Yet it’s been attracting women at all levels, in every location and in greater numbers than at any time in history. Far from being Plan B for…


By Fatima Syed Becoming An Alpha Female- A Is For Acceptance FEATURED IMAGE- BUSINESS WOMEN

As I write this essay, the term “alpha female” stares back at me from the screen. Instantly, I’m struck by multiple images. I can almost see the words as they powerfully strut their way across the page in Christian Louboutin pumps, ready to hail…



By Ann Moore Inspiration From A Bicycle Seat CycleforSight

Do you know who must be very patient, thoughtful people? Olympians. I realized that yesterday as I did a sixty-kilometre training ride (impatiently) to prepare for the Cycle for Sight, a 140-km charity bike ride raising funds for vision research. I find training difficult…


By Fatima Syed 10 Tips For Young Writers, From A Young Writer time_alone2_free_photo-690x457

As I graduate from Ryerson University’s prestigious School of Journalism, I find myself looking back on the incredible writing mentorship and experiences I’ve had throughout my degree.  It feels simple enough to type this story, as I reflect on my personal writer’s journey to…




By The Purple Fig Top 5 Celebs Who Are Promoting Body And Racial Diversity LupitaNyongo

While the impossible standards of Hollywood often pave the way for beauty trends, intense fitness regimes, extreme plastic surgery procedures and celebrity-inspired style, we have to admire stars who remain true to themselves. Whether this means embracing your skin tone or proudly displaying your…