Author Archives: jasmyneij

Emancipation Day 101

Around here, we celebrate Emancipation Day. Read about the history of Emancipation Day in Canada, the US, and the Caribbean and why this year we need to celebrate it more than ever.

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Know Your Worth (No.5): Preserving Your Integrity

This article is part of The Melanin Series’ “Know Your Worth” short-read miniseries. This series addresses the varying elements of knowing one’s value and self-worth. When you hear the word integrity what do you think of? For me, as I was growing up, I did not think about integrity as an important part of developing my self-worth. As a child, I do

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