Her Life Is An Open Book

Nina Maslej is proof that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover — or its accent. When people ask the Toronto resident where she’s from, she says High Park. That answer is usually met with a look of skepticism, bewilderment or laughter, but the unspoken words are always the same: ‘Yeah, but where are you really from?’ Maslej has lived in … [Read more...]

Finding Peace In The Village

It’s 8:45 on an August night and the sidewalks of Ahmadiyya Avenue are illuminated with the vibrant colours of women and children in shalwar kameez. The unisex South-Asian cultural garb, traditionally worn in Pakistan, comes in an array of colours, though men generally wear white. While many nearby residents are getting their kids ready for bed, … [Read more...]