A letter for you, mom
Dear Mom, I know that life doesn't just hand you an instruction manual when it comes to raising a child. You just have to try your best and roll with every bump that you encounter down the road… I know that at times your road has felt more like rugged terrain. We only have our best judgement and examples from our own parental figures whether good or bad to guide us when it comes to having a family.
Pink Tax: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer
Have you ever asked yourself why you can get condoms for free but you're forced to pay an arm and a leg for a box of tampons? Really think about that for a second- you can walk into almost any health clinic and get condoms at no cost- but this is not applicable to menstrual products. At around $9 per box, the average Canadian woman spends $6000 in their lifetime JUST on menstrual hygiene products (CBC 2018). This sends a very alarming and incorrect message that having a menstrual cycle is a choice.
My blank canvas was forged At the spark of spawn Into a world engorged With the painted and drawn Mother colored me pink
A pale blue sky appears The colors from this day fade beyond the hill becoming as pale as the moon that now lights the ground