From the moment I learned of the attacks around the world and turned on the TV to learn more, one thought kept going through my head “I hope the attackers weren’t Muslim.” Horrible right? I was travelling in Switzerland and close to the end of my second week in Europe when news of the attack … Continue reading I am Muslim and I refuse for silence to be our biggest weakness
I've been traveling a bunch between San Francisco and New York so it feels good to finally be home to catch up on some much needed work, reflection and writing. I always miss the organizations and students I work with when not in Toronto. So when I got a thank you email for helping run … Continue reading Feeling appreciated
How can we do better?
A couple weeks ago I came across this article on “The Massive Gender Gap At The Biggest Tech Companies” which was an overview of this impressive looking infographic created by Ri Lui and Tracy Chou that shows how large the gender gap is in some of the post popular tech companies. Highlighted at the top … Continue reading How can we do better?
I’m a product of my environment
When I surround myself with happy people, I in turn am a happier person. When I surround myself with negative people, I am quicker to get angry and upset with the things around me. When I surround myself with people doing things I admire, I am more inspired to do equally great things. When I … Continue reading I’m a product of my environment
Who’s looking out for the inner-city youth of Toronto?
Overtime, I've attended my fair share of technology events for youth in Toronto. Though technology events for kids is still a new a relatively new concept in our city, there are a bunch of fabulous organizations in the city leading the charge of helping put more and more youth in-front of computers and technology-focused role … Continue reading Who’s looking out for the inner-city youth of Toronto?
Creating Sustainable Change
Today in doing new things and finding inspiration in the places you least expect it, I attended the International Development 2014 Conference on Innovations in Development at University of Toronto. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but I’m interested in both innovation and international development and always eager to learn in areas that are … Continue reading Creating Sustainable Change
Find your happy place
Yes, you. Go find it. Don't over think it either. Just search for a place that makes you happy. A place where you can be comfortable, relax, and take deep breathes. A place that makes you smile. It can be with people you love or a place for just you and your thoughts. Most importantly, … Continue reading Find your happy place
You Deserve a Medal
Thursday's in office world is a busy day. It’s what we call Newsletter day. Meaning, the team has to spend the entire day scrambling to put together the weekly newsletter that goes out first thing Friday morning. This morning in Toronto there was an unexpected freezing rain/snow storm going on which meant our office decided … Continue reading You Deserve a Medal
Don’t worry if you don’t get it. The point is to not get it.
I've moved into my new place in Manhattan and like many of the places here it is small and over-priced but it's in a cute little area in west village and I've got a great roommate. After weeks of apartment hunting and meeting many potential roommates, I can confidently say that I know a good … Continue reading Don’t worry if you don’t get it. The point is to not get it.