An artist became an activist – Interview with Gavin Weston

An artist became an activist – Interview with Gavin Weston

Gavin Weston is author of the novel Harmattan, (Myrmidon Books) – set in Niger, West Africa – which chronicles the early years of Haoua, a child bride growing up in the fictional village of Wadata. Weston was a volunteer with the American NGO Africare in the eighties and, since 2011, has been an ambassador for FORWARD, […]

FacebookTwitterShare
Little black girls in little black graves

Little black girls in little black graves

I went to a play called All Our Yesterday’s on Sunday night. Someone tweeted about it and I thought it might be interesting given the subject matter; missing school girls from Nigeria. I had never attended anything at The Toronto Fringe Festival before but I was excited and ready to be upset. I walked out […]

FacebookTwitterShare
Spoken word for unspoken violence

Spoken word for unspoken violence

I’m Vanessa Agovida, a sophomore at Fordham University. As a bookworm, occasional writer, and actor, I believe in the power of stories to spread awareness and inspire change. Last fall, I became a founding member of Fordham’s first spoken word poetry club, which was started by my friend Sarah Davis. Unlike traditional forms of poetry, […]

FacebookTwitterShare