Amber Rehman
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Co-founder and writer for http://fatekeep.com , @HuffingtonPost Blogger, mother/wife. #Antibullying advocate, #SocialGood, #Slacktivism & #food are my passions.

Favorite quote: “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world” – Hellen Keller

Entries by Amber Rehman

As a Disabled Person, Maya Angelou Taught Me To Feel 'Phenomenal'

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 5:39 PM

I was 16 and impressionable when I heard Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou.  The intro was made by Tupac and Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice, an unlikely place if you ask me. But then again I guess that's where you would find a poem by the great Maya Angelou, in...

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Are You Happy With the Way Quebec's Resources Are Being Used?

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 6:27 PM

As the Quebec provincial elections roll around on April 7, a few things must be taken into consideration. We must review the current government and see if we are happy with the way the resources of our province are being used. There has been a lot of speculation about the Cost...

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Quebec Teens Feel Bullied By the Charter of Values

(91) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 12:27 PM

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Like most religious minorities in Quebec, I am only slightly shocked by the proposed charter of values. After all, I made the decision to wear hijab in 1995 when I was in high school, the year after Emilie Ouimet was...
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Why BeaverTails Are Really Good For You

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 7:35 AM

It's without a doubt, brands reflect the people that manage them. How a company involves itself in a community speaks volumes about the kind of people at the helm. I've had the privilege of interviewing some amazing people that give back in their communities, and Pino Di Ioia was no...

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Alberta Flood Unsung Heroes: Come Hell or High Water

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 3:19 PM

Last month parts of Alberta were struck with a devastating flood.  As we watched the horrific images of beloved Canadian cities immersed in water, Canadians felt connected like never before to its thriving midwest.

I arrived in Calgary the day after the flood had devastated most of Calgary's vibrant downtown...

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How One Woman Revolutionized Halal Food in Canada

(8) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Some great ideas need just one thing: a person that is dedicated to carrying it out.

That's exactly who Salima Jivraj, the founder of Halal Foodie and the Halal Food Festival in Toronto has become. Being a part of one the largest Muslim community...

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One Woman's Journey to Self Discovery and Giving Back

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 12:12 PM

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I have always wondered about what motivates people to give. It is one thing to give what you don't need, but it is something completely different when you part ways with your hard earned money. Worthy causes that touch us personally...

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How Facebook Helped Me Be a Better Mom

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 12:34 PM

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I wonder what I did before social media? I am a mom of three kids.  My first two kids were born 11 months apart. Life was nothing short of entertaining.  My kids were as energetic as my husband...

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Why You Should Care About International Women's Day

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 7:37 AM

I've been searching for inspiration to write this post for the past few weeks. I might've written the first paragraph about 10 - 15 times, and then erased it slowly by pressing backspace. So I decided to start at the beginning...well, my beginning.

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My Hijab Doesn't Oppress Me, It Empowers Me

(128) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 11:33 AM

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Photo credit http://feministtruths.blogspot.ca


When you see me in wrapped up in my cheetah print scarf what do you see? Do you see oppression? Do you see liberation?

How about I show you what I want you to see?

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Westin Harbour Castle; A Home Away from Home

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 11:42 PM

 

To find a good hotel that suits your family's needs is like looking for a second home. For our family the winner hands down has been the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Once a month my husband travels to Toronto for his work, every few months we as a family try to...

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My Bullied Daughter's Loneliness Haunted Me

(18) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 11:23 PM

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Change.  Sometimes it's really good -- sometimes it can leave you helpless.  A few years back, change is what led to my eight-year-old daughter's world being turned upside down.  She changed schools...
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Bullied for Being Different

(11) Comments | Posted February 18, 2013 | 4:16 PM

I am a minority in Quebec. I have a Pakistani background, and my husband is of Egyptian origin. Our children are mixed (obviously). We are a minority within a minority, as we are also Anglophones in a French Province. We love our Quebecer roots as much as we love our...

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Defying Your Inner Voice

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2013 | 6:09 AM

2013-02-01-blahblahblah.jpg Some days you acknowledge that voice. You know the one. The one that makes you doubt every step you take.

Sometimes I wonder where that voice came from. I think it probably came from well-intended adults who didn't realize the power of their words.

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Ford Puts Its Money Where Its Motor Is

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 4:36 PM

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Recently I was invited by Ford Canada to attend the Montreal auto show. I got to check out all the new Ford and Lincoln cars and trucks. I also had the opportunity to meet two key players from...

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Tis the Season to Give. Here's Why! #WhatWouldYouGive

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 9:55 AM

This truly is the season of giving! I love this time of the year because of how generous people become. Brands seem to be taking the lead in inspiring people and their communities to do social acts of good. This year there are many brands involved in charitable contests and...

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I Still Want to Be Like Mike

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 4:51 PM

I was in Grade five when I fell in love with basketball. Michael Jordan fuelled my over-the-top obsession with the sport. The Bulls felt like they were my family members. Each victory of the Chicago Bulls felt like my own. Being a kid with a disability didn't stop me from...

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Are We Oversexualizing Breast Cancer?

(23) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 12:04 AM

October is breast cancer awareness month. Just in case you didn't notice. This is a very important month to shed light on the struggles, hardships and stories of triumph caused by a deadly form of cancer. It is a time to reflect upon the importance of the women and men...

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