CMW's music component is massive (hundreds of bands and more than 60 venues) but the schedule spans more than a week and more than just music. But the festival also squeezes in award shows, comedy and film festivals, trade shows and a comprehensive lineup of industry conferences.
Some Muslims who struggle between their sexuality and faith internalize the opinions of conservative Muslim scholars. The only way they can address such cognitive dissonance is by accepting their struggle as a test from God.
There is a difference between seeing your partner positively and expecting things from one another that you simply cannot consistently deliver.
My daughter is a voracious reader and has a fantastic English teacher who is keeping her engaged with reading and writing this year. I don't want to discourage her from reading, but I also don't want her reading books that are too adult.
My body is a unique form of beauty -- it's large, fat, curvy, and deliciously feminine, and as a body positivity activist and model, I am more than happy to show it off to the public with pride.
I looked down at my car keys, swinging from their red lanyard. It was February. No one goes prom dress shopping in February. But when everyone went in March and April, she'd be dead.
The recent news that actress Sofia Vergara is facing a lawsuit from her ex-fiancé over the fate of their frozen embryos is shining a light on the embryo freezing process. If a couple separates and fails to agree on what to do with their frozen embryos, a lengthy and emotionally taxing legal battle could ensue. However, if only eggs are frozen over the course of a relationship, and that relationship ends, there is no dispute over who the eggs belong to and who controls their fate.
The competition isn't won on coronation night, or the preliminary. The competition is won in the months of preparation prior. It's won in the hours spent in the gym and in personal development and refinement. Perhaps the most important element of preparation is studying. Knowing what it takes to win and studying those that had won before is where half the battle is won.
Very soon, our daughter will be married. In my life, I have attended only a handful of weddings where I was certain it would last. This will be one of them. And yet, since we reached the halfway point in the planning, I've found myself wishing to offer some parting gift of wisdom.
As we experience growth an alarming number of homes are being left, literally in the dust. Some will be saved and given heritage status, but most will be demolished. But it's not just the physical home that will be lost, inside these homes are memories, photographs and furniture. Many of the images in this photo essay are from homes that are now demolished and these scenes will never be seen again.
This year, I decided to participate in my first Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. I want to bring hope to those living with cancer and the people who surround them. I was given three to five years to live, and today I am living stronger, healthier and happier then ever, five years after my diagnosis.
We women face unnecessary scrutiny regarding our bodies. Those who weight-shame will often use the excuse that they are just concerned about our health; but rather, it stems from paternal, controlling judgement. We need to love the woman in the mirror, to embrace our individuality and celebrate our unique selves.
Not too long ago, a fellow writer wrote a beautiful, touching piece called, "Today, Mommy is Sad." It made me tear up, because it took me back to when I was pregnant for the second time and struggling to deal with my conflicting emotions. Today is a different story. Today, Mommy is an asshole.
This March, the international community came together for the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. Against this backdrop, it is important to examine, once again, the existing gender gap in Canada, and what is happening with respect to GBA -- an analytical tool to assess how the impact of policies and programs on women might differ from their impact on men.
I nurse him because his big hazel eyes lock mine for 10 minutes on a dark rainy afternoon. I nurse him because he is 2 years old and curls his soft, buttery body into my lap, then kicks his legs up to my face.
Jane Goodall readily admits that she isn't "that kind of scientist" when she agrees to discuss one of the biggest ecological issues of our time, the use and proliferation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). What goes around comes around was her point at the outset. We only have one planet.
Vancouver is well known for having phenomenal Asian food and, let's be honest, dim sum is your favourite. Come with us as we take you on a journey through Vancouver's most delicious spots to dine on dim sum.
I've tried, tested, and triumphed (or failed) many different health fads. Quite frankly, more than I can count. I took it upon myself to investigate (unintentionally, and over the span of a few years), and here's my honest overview of some of the most memorable health-capades I've ever dabbled in, including the benefits, process, and aftermath.
Radical Grace shines a spotlight on the growing chasm between progressives and conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church. Director Rebecca Parrish was less concerned with the church itself and more concerned with telling stories about these strong women whose convictions, commitment and compassion she greatly admired.