Leviana Coccia
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Leviana lives in Toronto with her cat and is a writer and public relations professional in that city. She is the Founder and Editor of Canadian lifestyle blog A Quarter Young and an advocate for gender equality and body positivity. When she’s not writing, Leviana works to spread awareness about some of Canada’s most well-known fundraisers, supporting the advancement of that country’s health-care system.

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Can We Stop It With The Shaming?

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2017 | 9:45 AM

One morning in grade seven, I was talking with my best friend, walking out into the schoolyard for recess and smacked my face on the pillar that divides your typical set of school double doors. We laughed, hysterically, until I realized the boy in front of me, arms stretched out...

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We Need Self-Love Now More Than Ever

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2017 | 5:33 AM

"When you grow up, get married and have kids, you'll be able to..."

Ah yes, the words I heard many times growing up when I did something that seemed inappropriate because of my age. It was used as a way to remind me that I wasn't yet an adult...

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What Moved Me To Join The Women's March

(7) Comments | Posted January 23, 2017 | 7:07 AM

Throughout the week of January 16, 2017, I was riddled with contemplation about attending the Women's March in Toronto, which would start at Queen's Park and end at Nathan Phillips Square, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration.

On January 18, I attended a panel discussion called Canada...

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FYI, The Future Is Furious

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2016 | 7:55 AM

Racism, prejudice, sexism, bigotry and xenophobia - these horrendous ideologies all existed before Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States. His victory (barf) doesn't change that. And sure, these ways of being, these values, do not represent everyone. What this win does change, though, are the messages about leadership,...

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