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What does it mean to be Canadian?

My life has been full of very rich opportunities to be completely immersed into the cultures and faiths of many different people. I have married twice outside of my cultural background. My life is richer because of these experiences and in many ways, I approach...

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What does it mean to be Canadian?
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The Fattest Kid in School

A friend of mine posted this meme on her Facebook page and it inspired me to tell a snippet of my story. When was the first time someone told me I was fat? I remember it like it was yesterday. Grade one the boys in the class decided to have a competition about who...

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The Fattest Kid in School
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Life as a White Mom of a Black Child

My view from here..atop my soapbox!! Nope, he is not adopted, but his skin colour to the rest of the world is that of a black man. He doesn’t look mixed, especially to white people. I think that universally the comment we get the most is “YOU are his mom?” Yes, I...

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Life as a White Mom of a Black Child

Karen Salcedo
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