For those of us who know how it feels to have our identities rarely reflected in mainstream society, it's a joy when we do.
Davina Hamilton is a British journalist with over 15 years of experience. She is the former arts and entertainment editor of UK publication, The Voice newspaper and has written for a host of international outlets, covering arts, lifestyle, culture and entertainment. Also experienced in radio, Davina has contributed to a number of UK stations including BBC London, LBC and Radio 5 Live.
Largely speaking, race is not something that tends to bother very young children. So when I discovered that my four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son were the only black children in their new preschool, I wasn't sure how to feel.
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I wasn't going to Canada alone. Me, my husband and our two children, aged two and four, would be going together in what we'd described as an experiment and an adventure. The experiment would be experiencing life in Toronto to see if we could live out there permanently. No matter the outcome, it would certainly be an adventure, particularly for our children, who were excited about returning to Toronto, following our first trip to the city the previous year.
04/27/2017 11:16 EDT
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