Dear Abuser, Or I Could Say Mom

Written by Anonymous For years I wondered what would I say to the woman who gave birth to me if I ever had the chance to release my feelings and emotions completely. What would I say to the biggest bully in my world. Would I yell and scream? Probably not, because that is what she did for years. I prefer normal and calm conversation, but by association, I did fall into that for a while years back. I tried my {Read More}

Cyber Bullying In Fandoms

Written By Vicki Tiller Being part of an online community is great, especially when you share the love of a particular thing and this can be anything from a television show, film, musical band, book or just about anything really. I am part of a fandom (a community brought about by the shared love of something especially in TV, music and film) who all shared the love of a particular television programme. The rewards for being part of that fandom {Read More}

I Was Sexually Assaulted, And I Am Not Afraid

Written by Anonymous We all have experiences throughout our lives, but sometimes we have ones that we never tell to a single soul. It might be rare, but it happens. As much as we can have a support system, there are always secrets. One in particular is weighing on me lately to share in detail. What sparked me to finally come out was the fact that I see so many people on social media making light of such a serious {Read More}

Fear & Violence In America

Written by Jenn Sadai As a Canadian who’s never owned or seen a gun in person, I’m baffled by the gun culture in America. The only people I personally know who own guns are either police officers or hunters. The thought of owning a gun for personal protection seems extreme and unnecessary. In the United States, there is said to be more guns than there are people (Washington Post, 2015/10/05) and the main purpose for gun ownership is self-defense. A {Read More}

I Just Need To Pee!

Written by Jenn Sadai Public fear over allowing transgender individuals to use the washroom they identify with is completely unfounded. In fact, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union and National Center for Transgender Equality, there is no statistical evidence of Transgender individuals participating in any harassment or violence in public washrooms. On the other hand, there are many reported incidents of transgender people being physically and sexually assaulted in public washrooms. Throughout history, homosexual and {Read More}

Julie Caitlin Brown: A Woman To Watch

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Many know Julie Caitlin Brown for different things, but one thing that makes it all come together is that she is a woman of many trades and talents. She is much more than the entertainment business, which some may be surprised to know that are not already her fan in that arena. Julie also happens to exude love, truth, and honesty. To make a difference, and intertwine that in every aspect of her life. Julie’s fan {Read More}

Dark Drowning: A Story of Depression

Written by Lola White When the opportunity came up to write a blog post for BKO I jumped at the opportunity. I had a clear vision in my head of what I wanted to tell people, and what experiences I had and wanted to share. However, when it came to putting words to paper I hit a brick wall. It’s a daunting concept, to expose yourself; putting parts of yourself you are not comfortable with out there for the world {Read More}

Is History Repeating Itself?

Written by Jenn Sadai In the last month or so, many people have compared President Trump’s actions with the most heinous leader of all time, Adolf Hitler. The comparison comes from the fact that Hitler blamed the Jews for the loss of World War I and Trump is blaming terrorism on specific Muslim-majority countries. Although there are some similarities, it’s not really fair to compare Trump’s intentions with Hitler. I’m pretty confident Trump is not planning on slaughtering every Muslim {Read More}

What’s Wrong With Being Political?

Written by Dana Jacoviello Political debate and healthy conversation used to be something that was not seen as a stigma. It was not deemed a horrible thing to do, and people were not so judged for doing so. It helps us get a better sense of self. Others listened to each other, but that is not to say there was still not chaos, bullying, and other hateful things going on in the world of politics. It has always been a {Read More}

Taking a Stand When It Matters

Written by Jenn Sadai The world is full of keyboard warriors and online activists hoping their voices will change the world. They tweet and post their missions, but may not have the courage to act when personally confronted with the problem. That’s normal. I was the same way until recently. It’s easy to preach what you know is right, but it is a lot scarier to actually act upon it. Recently, millions of women stood up for the rights of {Read More}

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