Why It Was Important For Me to See #BlackPanther with Black People

When I saw postings on social media of Black people getting dressed up in kente cloth and Africentric dress on their way to the theatre, I knew that I needed to somehow see this movie with Black people. Mi gente. Continue reading Why It Was Important For Me to See #BlackPanther with Black People

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#BellLetsTalk and Thoughts on Living with “Mild Depression”

I wrote the following Facebook post on January 31 to commemorate Bell Canada’s “Let’s Talk” Day — a day that aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.  I thought that I should also share it with you on my blog.  My hope is that through my candour and transparency that you will be touched/inspired/encouraged/educated. … Continue reading #BellLetsTalk and Thoughts on Living with “Mild Depression”

What I’d Say to Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) and Permission to Feel Whatever You’re Feeling

Famed comedian Leslie Jones posted the following on Twitter a few days ago, and it hit everyone (including myself) in the feels: Ok back to cardio. But confession I feel like I’m doing it for nothing. I know it not I’m healthy and look good but I really feel like “what’s it all for” if … Continue reading What I’d Say to Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) and Permission to Feel Whatever You’re Feeling

Introducing “Sipping with Simone” — my new YouTube/Facebook/web vlog series

Hey!!! This year, I decided that I would #pimpmypersonality and do something new — like start a YouTube channel! Join me for a personal and authentic conversation where we sip tea, “spill tea,” and talk about the things no one is talking about. Come sip with me! Take a look (and subscribe)! Continue reading Introducing “Sipping with Simone” — my new YouTube/Facebook/web vlog series

On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty

What was that? I asked myself that question after each interaction with my former manager. Was it sexual harassment or was it merely inappropriate workplace flirting? I thought it was sexual harassment in the sense that if I was a male employee, he would have undoubtedly treated me differently.  He wouldn’t have commented on my … Continue reading On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty